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July 6, 2006
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Israelis marked the 30th anniversary of the Entebbe rescue operation. This year’s celebrations of the July 4, 1976, dispatch of commandos to extract more than 100 Jewish hostages held by pro-Palestinian plane hijackers in Uganda were overshadowed by the crisis over an Israeli soldier kidnapped in the Gaza Strip. But lawmakers gathered at a commemorative Knesset session said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s refusal to negotiate with the Gaza hostage-takers was consistent with the spirit of Entebbe.

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