The Six-Day War as told through headlines

Six days was enough to reshape the Middle East in June 1967, with the war between Israel and its Arab neighbours. Here's how some newspapers covered it at the time.

Photo by: The Palestine Post Archive
Photo by: The Palestine Post Archive

Newspaper dated May 14, 1967.

June 5- Day 1

Israel launches air attacks against Egypt, destroying most of Egyptian air force with nearly 400 aircraft out of commission. The conflict on the Egypt-Israel border spreads to other Arab states, and ground and air troops are soon deployed.

Jordan, Syria and Iraq launch air strikes on Haifa, the third largest city in Israel.

June 6- Day 2

Israel takes Gaza, Jebel Libni, and Ras el Naqeb from Egypt, while Syria fortifies its border and begins artillery fire.

Ramallah, Jenin, Ammunition Hill, North East Jerusalem, Talpiot are captured by Israel.

Jordanian forces retreat from the West Bank.

June 7- Day 3

The UN Security Council calls for ceasefire, which is rejected by Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser.

 On the Syria front, fighting continues with Israel on the border of the Golan Heights. Israel captures the Old City of Jerusalem, Nablus and Jericho from Jordan.

 Israeli forces reach the Suez Canal.

 Israel claims Egypt’s Bir al Hasna and Al Qazima.

June 8- Day 4

A defiant Egypt eventually accepts a ceasefire. Israel captures Hebron and fighting continues on the Golan border.

Israel’s hold on the West Bank is consolidated.

June 9- Day 5

An attack on the Golan Heights is ordered.

June 10- Day 6

Ceasefire in Syria is accepted. Israel takes Kuneitra and Mas'ada.

The war ends. The Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank are claimed by Israel.

Source: 
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