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Idi Amin’s Son: ‘My Dream is to Meet Entebbe Victims’ Families to Apologize’

Jaffar Amin, the son of Uganda despot Idi Amin, was only 10 years old when Israeli commandos stormed the old terminal in Entebbe, rescuing the passengers of a hijacked Air France flight brought by the Palestinian and German terrorists to the African country. But he remembers the next morning and the reactions from his classmates well.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1976 hostage rescue in Entebbe on July 4, 2016.

WATCH: In Entebbe, PM Says Legendary Rescue Proved Jews ‘Were Powerless no More’

Israel’s 1976 operation to rescue over 100 hostages from terrorist hijackers in Entebbe proved to the world that Jews were “powerless no more,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday, speaking at the Ugandan airfield where his brother Yonatan was killed during the legendary raid 40 years ago.

Newly re-elected president Yoweri Museveni, in power since three decades, gestures as he speaks during a press conference at his country house in Rwakitura, about 275 kilometres west of the capital Kampala on February 21, 2016.

Uganda’s President Declares: Israel Was Right To Carry Out Entebbe Raid

ENTEBBE, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday lauded Israel’s famed July 4, 1976, Entebbe rescue of a hijacked Air France plane, saying at a memorial service to mark its 40th anniversary that the Jewish state was right to launch the operation on his country’s territory.