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Monday, June 5, 2017

50 years of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War June 05-10,1967 - June 05,2017

The Six-Day War was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and Egypt,Jordan and Syria

On June 11,1967 a ceasefire was signed. 

Arab casualties were far heavier than those of Israel: fewer than a thousand Israelis had been killed compared to over 20,000 from the Arab forces. 

Israel's military success was attributed to the element of surprise, an innovative and well-executed battle plan, and the poor quality and leadership of the Arab forces.

 Israel seized control of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria. 

The displacement of civilian populations resulting from the war would have long-term consequences, as 300,000 Palestinians fled the West Bank and about 100,000 Syrians left the Golan to become refugees. Across the Arab world, Jewish minority communities were expelled, with refugees going to Israel or Europe.

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