1967 WAR

In 1967, Israel captured the remainder of Palestine. From June 5-10, 1967, Israeli forces launched a highly successful surprise attack on Egypt, entirely routing its air force in a matter of hours. Within days, Israel occupied the final 22 percent of Palestine that had eluded it in 1948 – the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Israel also captured the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights in Syria. Palestinians refer to this war as ‘The Naksa,’ or setback. In addition to the scores who were killed, an additional 350,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes and into permanent refugee status.


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