The Six – Day War

The six-day war between Israel and other surrounding Arab nations marked a very important time in the history of Jerusalem.

The war began on June 5th, 1967 – with Israel air striking Egypt’s forces. The day proceeded with Jordan and Syria entering the war with air attacks against Israel. The war escalated with artery fire used by Jordan and Syria.

Day Two of the war – June 6th, Saw a shift of war favouring towards israel with the Jordanian forces ordered to retreat from the West Bank and Ramallah, North East Jerusalem, Ammunition Hill and Talpiot were among areas Israeli forces captured. This was the day when jerusalem city first came under attack.

Day Three of war – June 7th,  U.N. Security Council presented a cease-fire initiative, which was turned down by Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel Nasser long with Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eskol proposal to Jordan’s King Hussein that a cease-fire and peace talks begin was followed with no response.

Israel was successful in claiming Bir al-Hasna and Al Qazima from Egypt.

It also came with a lot of destruction of important monuments and sites – with The complete eviction of jews from jerusalem, synegoges were

Day Four of War – June 8th, Egypt accepted cease fire and the Israeli army was able to capture hebron. The fighting still continued on the border of Golan.

Day Five of War – June 9th, A serious attack on Golan Heights is ordered, making the Israeli army more under pressure to protect it’s borders and a fear of the country splitting into half.

Day Six of War – June 10th, This marked the end of the war with Jordan’s retreat, and a cease fire was agreed upon by the syrian troops with Israel claiming the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula to the Suez Canal. This also marked the day of the reunion of the two parts of jerusalem back together as one.


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