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+ A memorial ceremony was held Thursday, 6 June 2013, on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem for Yonatan Netanyahu, who fell during the 1976 operation to rescue the hostages in Entebbe.

Members of the Netanyahu family, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and security establishment heads attended the ceremony.

The brothers Benjamin and Ido Netanyahu recited Kaddish at Yoni’s grave.


Ruth Gross spoke on behalf of the hostages: “Thirty-seven years have passed since the hijacking to Entebbe, since you Yoni have no longer been with us. You are no longer with us but your legacy and that of your comrades lives on with the next generation. You gave us life and we gave life to children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

A memorial ceremony was held Thursday, 6 June 2013, on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem for Yonatan Netanyahu, who fell during the 1976 operation to rescue the hostages in Entebbe.

Members of the Netanyahu family, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and security establishment heads attended the ceremony.

The brothers Benjamin and Ido Netanyahu recited Kaddish at Yoni’s grave.

Ruth Gross spoke on behalf of the hostages: “Thirty-seven years have passed since the hijacking to Entebbe, since you Yoni have no longer been with us. You are no longer with us but your legacy and that of your comrades lives on with the next generation. You gave us life and we gave life to children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

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