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Who currently controls the Golan Heights?
Since the Six-Day War of 1967, the western two-thirds of the Golan Heights has been occupied and administered by Israel, whereas the eastern third remains under the control of Syria.
What happened as a result of the October Yom Kippur War in 1973?
It has been 45 years since the start of the 1973 War between Israel, Egypt and Syria. The war, known to Israelis as the Yom Kippur War, and to Arabs as the October War, ushered in a new reality in the Arab world and changed the face of US foreign policy towards the Middle East.
Who won Egypt vs Israel war?
The battle ended in an Israeli victory, with 40 Egyptian and 19 Israeli tanks destroyed. Meanwhile, Israeli infantry finished clearing out the Egyptian trenches, with Israeli casualties standing at 14 dead and 41 wounded and Egyptian casualties at 300 dead and 100 taken prisoner.
Why does Syria and Israel fight?
The Six-Day War occurred at a time of heightened tension between Israel and its neighbouring Arab countries. After a series of back-and-forth military strikes, it was spurred on further by Soviet intelligence reports that indicated Israel was planning a military campaign against Syria.
When did Syria regain control of the Golan Heights?
Syria failed to regain control over the Golan in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, which ended in a 1974 armistice and placement of a UN observer force along the ceasefire line. Syria demands the return of all or part of the territory in exchange for any future peace deal with Israel.
How many tanks did Israel have in the Golan Heights?
By the fourth day, Israel had three tanks left standing against 150 enemy tanks. Suddenly the Syrian forces inexplicably turned around and headed back to Syria. The “why” was a mystery until the Mossad interrogated the commander of Syria’s 9th Army Division.
Why did the Egyptians attack Israel on Yom Kippur?
He knew it wasn’t an exercise – not on Yom Kippur. In a two-pronged surprise attack, the Egyptians had crossed the Suez Canal and were heading for southern Israel while Syrian tanks came rolling across the Golan Heights under Israeli control, on their way to conquer Galilee.
Where was the valley of Tears in the Golan Heights?
In a place called the Valley of Tears on the Golan Heights, less than 100 Centurion tanks were up against 500 Syrian tanks. By the fourth day, Israel had three tanks left standing against 150 enemy tanks. Suddenly the Syrian forces inexplicably turned around and headed back to Syria.