The movie 7 Days in Entebbe is a gripping thriller inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. The film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.
In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.