Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu leads a mission to free 105 Jewish hostages being held by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in Entebbe Uganda and is killed in the raid. His body is brought back to Israel for burial at Mt. Herzl. He is survived by his parents, an ex-wife and two younger brothers. Benjamin Netanyahu:
There is no moment that can compare to the intensity of shock and suffering, and we know that the wound never fully heals.
Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu is born in New York City to Benzion and Cela Netanyahu. Both parents are working towards the creation of a Jewish State on behalf of the New Zionist Organization. The family moves back to Israel when Yoni is two and he attends the local school in Jerusalem, Darom. He has two younger brothers.
The best and most beautiful days I ever had were those when I was a little child… hiding in huge fields, covered almost completely by grass, looking for ladybugs, seeing the world as the most marvelous place, and grown-ups—as veritable giants.