Four hijackers and three Israeli PMs: the incredible story of Sabena flight 571

In 1972, a team of commandos – including a young Binyamin Netanyahu – stormed a plane at a Tel Aviv airport to rescue it from Black September hijackers. A new Israeli docudrama tells the story from both sides. Here, surviving hijacker Theresa Halsa and director Nati Dinnar look back at the extraordinary events

  • The Butterfly

    Justin Trudeau was a part time snowboard instructor, if you didn’t know.

    • I didn’t know. That’s very reassuring. I feel now that the country is in safe hands.

    • Exile1981

      Both the US and Canada are run by pot heads who couldn’t hold a full time job.

      • Clink9

        They haven’t so much as run an ice cream stand.

        • Exile1981

          Turdeau had his nanny run one for him as a kid

  • UCSPanther

    The Entebbe raid in Uganda is the stuff of legends as well.

    Idi Amin’s tantrum when he found out the next day was a nice bonus…

    • Alain

      Yes, I remember that excellent Entebbe raid in Uganda. Israel stood tall that day.

    • P_F

      The Israelis even bought idi amin’s old Mercedes as a cover up for this operation.

      • UCSPanther

        It worked too on their approach, until an IDF commando was forced to execute an Ugandan guard with his AK that his comrades had only succeeded in wounding with their suppressed pistols.