Talk:Operation Entebbe

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Former good article Operation Entebbe was one of the Warfare good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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separating jews[edit]

Why does this article go by the controversial position that only israelis were separated? If haaretz is its only source that's definitely not sufficient, as it's considered to be a far-left paper in Israel. Meanwhile the AP, Washington Post, have all recently confirmed that both Jews and Israelis were targeted. --Monochrome_Monitor 13:30, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Haaretz the only source??? Please take a minute to consult the many sources provided. A total of four non-Israeli Jews were forced to join the Israeli group: The Karfunkels from New York and the Weills from Antwerp, two orthodox couples. On the other hand, several dozen more non-Israeli (mainly French, US and Moroccan) Jews were released by the hijackers, as was Israeli citizen David Bass. All eyewitness accounts basically coincide, whereas the Israeli government's (hasbara) selection narrative is irreconcilable with the hostages' first-hand testimony. A reliable, comprehensive and well-sourced account of this and other details can be found in Saul David's 2015 book Operation Thunderbolt.--Hvd69 (talk) 14:11, 15 August 2016 (UTC)


"and to work towards humanity" - not clear Notreallydavid (talk) 09:20, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Please change reference 87[edit]

The page is too complicated for me to change (or I am blocked). The link on reference 87 is dead. This is a current one:,7340,L-3270234,00.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dansynek (talkcontribs) 08:58, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

All the Numbers Disagree[edit]

None of the numbers in this article agree.

There are at least 4 different possibilities for how many passengers were on the plane: 248, according to the beginning of paragraph 1; 242 according to the end of paragraph 1 (148+94); 246 or 304 according to paragraph 1 of the 'Hijacking' section; and 242 according to the last paragraph in the 'Hijacking' section (48+100+106-12).

I'm not familiar with this incident, so can't confirm which numbers are correct, but something is clearly wrong with this entry. Can someone more expert in this area fix this please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:D5DF:FC7C:4456:ACA2:BC3C:39EF (talk) 01:03, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Dora Bloch's age and who was killed along with her[edit]

Dora Bloch's age is listed separate on this page as both 74 and 75 -- most sources I can find say 74. Also, the claim that her doctors and nurses were killed along with her doesn't seem to be supported by the supplied links. They do contain mention, however, that a policeman guarding her was killed (this is also mentioned on the Dora Bloch page). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Schnitzi (talkcontribs) 19:05, 13 May 2017 (UTC)