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Jean Pierre Hakim

في الإعادة افادة…

في الإعادة افادة…
1968 Israeli raid on Lebanon
Part of Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon
Planned by Israel Defense Forces
Objective Destroy Middle East Airlines passenger planes on Beirut International Airport
Date December 28, 1968
Executed by Sayeret Matkal
Outcome Success
The 1968 Israeli raid on Lebanon, code-named Operation Gift (Hebrew: מבצע תשורה‎‎), was an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Special Forces operation at the Beirut International Airport in the evening of December 28, 1968. The operation was in response to the attack on the Israeli Airliner El Al Flight 253 two days earlier by the Lebanon-based Palestinian militant organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

The commandos from the Israeli army’s elite Sayeret Matkal destroyed 12 passenger airplanes1) belonging to Middle East Airlines (MEA) and Lebanese International Airways (LIA) and two cargo planes belonging to Trans Mediterranean Airways (TMA).[1][2]

There were no casualties reported in the raid.[3]

1) references differ; less reliable reports quote a total of 13 aircraft

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