Idea #573 – Watching the battle zones of the Six-Day War
The Arab-Israeli war of June, 1967, called “Six-Day War”, has radically changed the map of the Near East and was a turning point in the history of this region. In May, 1967, Gamal Abdel Nasser obtained the departure of the peacekeepers of the Sinai, then closed the Tiran Strait in the Israeli ships, pulling the blockade of the gulf of Aqaba. On Monday, June 5th, 1967, at dawn, the Israeli hunting bombarded the Egyptian air bases. The Israeli armored cars put themselves in movement towards the Egyptian front. Arab countries declared war against Israel. Jerusalem was under the fire of mortars. In the evening, the Israeli government announced he put out of action the Egyptian aviation, nailed on the ground. On the syro-Israeli front, the fight raged. All the Israeli military arsenal was mobilized for annihilating the Syrian strengthened positions. After the fall of Qouneitra, Syria bowed and stopped the fight. In six days, Israel broke the Nasserian myth, overcame three Arabic armies which threatened his existence and fixed himself its borders to the Suez Canal, the Jordan and the Golan. The Arab world was in shock.
During the conflict, Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East of Jerusalem and the Syrian plateau of Golan during a lightning conflict the consequences of which continue 50 years later. If Israel since withdrew from the Sinai, Golan and East of Jerusalem were annexed and the West Bank is always occupied. Israel also withdrew from the Gaza Strip but maintained the Palestinian enclave under blockade. To Gadara, in Jordan, the antique site dealed with Golan plateau; the former military base has opened to the public recently, and the site presents a set of bunkers, mixed with Roman graves, which faced Israel during these horrifying events which marked year 1967. On the ground, with an a little sharpened eye, you can observe cartridges of any calibre, like 12,7 mm…
Where is it ?
Gadara, Umm Queis, Jordan