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On the eighth of May 1972, four hijackers from the Palestinian organization “Black September” took control of Belgian Sabena Flight 571 from Brussels to Tel Aviv. The hijacking marked the beginning of thirty nerve-wracking hours, bounding together fascinating human, military and political drama inside and outside of the plane. “Sabena Hijacking – My Version,” presents a cinematic reenactment of the events weaved together with genuine archive material and exclusive interviews with three revered Israeli political leaders who were in charge of the rescue effort at the time, as well as the only surviving hijacker.
Yaron Lipschitz, grandson Reginald Levy, pilot of the hijacked Sabena plane.
Yaron Lipschitz is the grandson of the pilot. His grandmother was also on the plane and his mother is in the film. Yaron has been on staff at JCC’s Camp Chi and worked for several years at the JCCA’s Israel office.