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Six-Day War

IHC Assignment

Ng Kai Cong Benjamin

on 20 April 2011

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Six-Day War Israel
Other Arab Countries
Soviet Union (Armed Arab states)
United States Devestating Victory? Surprise attack on Eyptian air force
Egyptians shut down their
air defence system 338 Egyptian aircraft were destroyed
30 Tu-16 bombers
27 II-28 bombers
12 Su-7 fighter-bombers
over 90 MiG-21s, 20 MiG-19s, 25 MiG-17s
32 others On the other hand, the Israelis only lost 19 planes Israel went on to attack Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi airfields Jordanian airforce wiped out:
over 20 Hawker Hunters destroyed
6 transport aircraft and 2 helicopters
Syrian Air Force lost two-thirds of its fighting strength. The aircraft lost were:
32 MiG 21s
23 MiG-15
23 MiG-17 fighters
2 Ilyushin Il-28 bombers The Iraqi Air Force also suffered heavy casualties.
10 Iraqi Air Force aircraft destroyed at H3 base in western Iraq
12 MiG-21s
2 MiG-17s
5 Hunter F6s
3 Il-28 bombers. What did Israel gain? Timing Superior tactical planning Air superiority Decisiveness Gaza Strip West Bank Golan Heights Sinai Peninsula Palestinian Liberation Organization founded at the 1964 Arab League summit liberation of Palestine through armed struggle prohibit the existence and activity of Zionism Who are to blame for the war? What was the crisis of May 1967 between Nasser of Eygpt , UN forces , PLO and leaders of Syria, Jordan and Iraq? 5th - 6th June 7th - 8th June In May 1967, Nasser received false reports from the Soviet Union that Israel was massing on the Syrian border. Nasser began massing his troops in the Sinai Peninsula on Israel's border (May 16), expelled the UNEF force from Gaza and Sinai (May 19) and took up UNEF positions at Sharm el-Sheikh, overlooking the Straits of Tiran. Nasser declared the Straits closed to Israeli shipping on May 22–23. On May 30, Jordan and Egypt signed a defense pact. The following day, at Jordan's invitation, the Iraqi army began deploying troops and armored units in Jordan. They were later reinforced by an Egyptian contingent. On June 1, Israel formed a National Unity Government by widening its cabinet, and on June 4 the decision was made to go to war. War Parties involved in the fighting Egypt
Israel Issue Field Perception of threat Arabs' Defeat Egypt – 10,000–15,000 killed or missing. 4,338 captured
Jordan – 700–6,000 killed or missing. 533 captured.
Syria – 2,500 killed, 591 captured.
Iraq – 10 killed, 30 wounded Communications between Egypt, Syria and Jordan Arab states' troops were not well-trained Arab states' recovery Depended on help from the USSR Why did this make the possibility of another war more likely? Israel had conquered land from other Arab states The Khartoum Arab Summit resolved that there would be "no peace, no recognition and no negotiation with Israel. Population of the captured territories Peace? Refused to accept Israel as an Arab state Jews were effectively barred from visiting the Western Wall. Jewish holy sites were not maintained, and their cemeteries had been desecrated. Conflict continues until today Innovative Battle Plan
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