The Six Day War
Pages 1-2: Introduction
Pages 2-3: Preparation
Pages 4-10: The War
Pages 10-11: The Amazing Victory
In 1956 an event took place that later would later lead to the war known as the 6 Day War. That event eventually was given the name of: “the Suez Crisis”
The Suez Crisis was a diplomatic and military confrontation in late 1956 between Egypt on one side and Britain France and Israel on the other, with the United States and the Soviet Union playing later in the war major roles in forcing the Israeli’s to withdraw.
The cause of the war was Egypt President Gamma Abdel Nasser who nationalized the Suez Canal and that prevented Israeli ships from passing though the Suez Canal. This played a major roll in Israel’s economy as the canal was the fastest and most convenient way to send ships from Israel to the Far East.
The war began with Israel invading the Sinai Desert. The aims of the attack were to regain Western control of the canal and to remove Nasser from power. Less than a day after Israel invaded Egypt, Britain and France issued a joint ultimatum to Egypt and Israel, and then began to bomb Cairo.
The three allies were successful in attaining their immediate military objective but diplomatic pressure from the United States, the U.S.S.R and the UN forced the Allies to withdraw and the canal remained in Nasser’s hands.
In the following years, there were numerous minor border clashes between Israel and its Arab neighbors, particularly Syria.
The Jordanian border wasn’t quiet either. In response to Palestine liberation organization activity including a mine attack that killed 3 Israeli soldiers, the IDF attacked the village of” As Samu” in the Jordanian occupied West Bank and the Jordanian units were quickly beaten back while suffering heavy casulties:18 were killed,130 wounded while 125 houses were destroyed in the attack.
Between 1966-1967 Israel’s borders saw repeated Arab terrorist attacks and...