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    • Barney
    • 24.05.11 | 10:02 (IDT)

    The Six Day War broke out on June 5, 1967, following three weeks of tension which began on May 15, 1967 when it became known that Egypt had concentrated large-scale forces in the Sinai peninsula. Egypt's force buildup in the Sinai was accompanied by other serious steps. Contingents arrived from other Arab countries including Algeria and Kuwait. Israel was confronted by an Arab force of some 465,000 troops, over 2,880 tanks and 810 aircraft. The"Mitla Pass" incident made famous by the Leon Uris book was from an incident in 1956.

    from the article: Netanyahu to AIPAC: Israel cannot return to 'indefensible' 1967 lines
    First published 06:10 24.05.11 | Last updated 06:10 24.05.11
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