Be the first to watch “7 Days in Kampala” at Century Cinemax, Acacia Mall on its opening night Friday April 6th, 2018 at 7.30pm and get a FREE autographed copy of Henry Kyemba’s book, “A State of Blood”. Kyemba was the Minister of Health in Idi Amin’s regime at the time of the 1976 Operation Thunderbolt Israeli Commando raid on Entebbe. He interacted with both the hostages and hijackers ensuring that their each and every medical need was well taken care of. Tickets cost UGX20K. #AfricanMovieNight
In 1976, two Palestinian and two German terrorists hijacked Air France Flight 139 en route from Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris, France via Athens, Greece. They held the passengers and crew hostage at Entebbe and demanded a ransom of $5 million for the airplane and the release of 53 Palestinian and pro-Palestinian militants, 40 of whom were prisoners in Israel. When all diplomatic efforts failed, the Israeli government approved a counter-terrorist hostage rescue operation by IDF commandos.