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The 1976 hijacking of Air France Flight 139 by Palestinian rebels was a significant event in the decades-long struggle between Israel and Palestine. Israel’s military response - resulting in the deaths of 56 people (3 hostages, 1 Israeli soldier, 7 hijackers, and 45 Ugandan soldiers) - is regarded as one of the more audacious rescue missions in modern history. It’s been the subject of numerous documentaries and three narrative features, while inspiring or being referenced in more still. Few events represent such a confluence of global issues - the Israel-Palestine conflict, the reign of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, West German revolutionaries - or such a political minefield in dramatisation.