The Israeli commando raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda early this month is still having repercussions.
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SV PAN Sign "Nairobi airport" and East African aircraft arriving (3 shots) past another US plane
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CU Englishman refusing to comment but saying he wants to go back as soon as possible
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The United Nations Security Council has been debating the Israeli commando raid. But a resolution on Wednesday (14 July) condemning Israel and another condemning hijacking both failed to get the necessary nine votes to be adopted.
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Background: The Israeli commando raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda early this month is still having repercussions. Relations Between Uganda and Britain have worsened recently over the fate of one of the hijack victims. Mrs. Dora Bloch. The border area between Uganda and Kenya is also reported to be tense.
SYNOPSIS: As friction builds up between Kenya and Uganda, United States Navy reconnaissance aircraft have moved into Nairobi airport. Britain was asked to withdraw its acting High Commissioner from Kampala, James Horrocks this week after he was accused of involvement in the Israeli raid by Uganda. Although British officials have denied the accusations, relations between the two counties have deteriorated. There are believed to be about 500 Britons living in Uganda and fears for their safety have been expressed in the British parliament. Some Britons in Uganda decided not to wait and caught a flight from Kampala to Nairobi. But they were unwilling to talk to newsmen.
Radio Uganda said in a broadcast, monitored in London, that Uganda military forces had been ordered to shoot down any British Air Forcer 'planes sighted over the country. It also quoted a military spokesman as saying the lives of British nationals in Uganda would be endangered if any British Air Force aircraft were sent there. But the British government has yet to declare any contingency plans for the evacuation of its subjects from Uganda.