Yonatan Netanyahu

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Yonatan Netanyahu's gravestone in the Military Cemetery at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem (with the IDF logo in the upper right corner).

Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu (Hebrew: יונתן נתניהו‬; March 13, 1946, New York City, United States – July 4, 1976, Entebbe, Uganda) was the commander of Sayeret Matkal, which is a special armed force unit of the Israel Defense Forces, from 1975 to July 1976. He was killed in service during operation Entebbe to rescue hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Yonatan Netanyahu has since been a hero of the Operation Entebbe.[1] He was the older brother of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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  1. Kairouz, Matthieu (4 July 2016). "Ce jour-là : dans la nuit du 3 au 4 juillet 1976 un commando israélien frappe l'aéroport d'Entebbe en Ouganda" [That day: on the night of July 3 to 4, 1976 an Israeli commando strikes Entebbe airport in Uganda] (in French). No. 337974. Politique - Défense. Jeune Afrique. Retrieved 13 February 2019.