The day Israeli people in Uganda were freed – level 1


It is June 27, 1976. A plane flies from Athens to Paris. There are 248 passengers on the plane. Many passengers are from Israel. There are also four hijackers on the plane. The hijackers start to control the plane. The pilots must fly to Libya.

From Libya, the plane flies to Uganda. In Uganda, the hijackers put the passengers into a big hall at the airport. The hijackers want something from Israel. They want to free 53 pro-Palestinian fighters from prison.

Israel sends 4 big planes with Israeli soldiers to Uganda. The planes land at the airport in Uganda. The Israeli soldiers fight with Ugandan soldiers. The Israeli soldiers win.

The Israeli soldiers free the passengers. Then, they take the passengers back to Israel. The whole event is 53 minutes long.

Difficult words: passenger (a person in a plane), hijacker (a person who controls a plane by force), fighter (a person who fights), whole (all).

What did the hijackers want from Israel in exchange for freeing the passengers?


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