After suffering high casualties when caught by surprise, Israel surrounded the entire Egyptian 3rd Army and cut it off from supplies. Instead of having the largest single day death toll in the history of warfare and eliminating the entire Egyptian 3rd Army, Israel negotiated safe passage of the Army back to Egypt and "allowed" Egypt to claim "victory." This was because it was felt that Arab humiliation in wars against Israel contributed to further warfare. If we (Israel) faked humilation and loss, we felt we could negotiate peace. Peace is what we want. But, we did NOT lose in 1973. If we lose 1 time, we would not exist.
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from the article: Seven killed in series of terrorist attacks in southern Israel