Zionism: Israeli Flag

 Israel - Map of 6 Day War -
Sinai (Egyptian Front), 1967 - June 7-8

Zionism Maps history biography definitions about issues timeline books documents links contact

  Israel - Map of 6 Day War - Sinai (Egyptian Front), 1967 - June 7-8

Sharon sent two of his brigades to the north of Um- Qatef, one to break through the defenses at Abu-Ageila to the south, and the other block the road to El-Arish and to encircle Abu-Ageila from the east. At the same time, a paratrooper force was landed there and destroyed the artillery, preventing it from engaging Israeli armor. Combined forces of armor, paratroopers, infantry, artillery and combat engineers attacked the Egyptian disposition from the front flanks and rear, cutting the enemy off. The breakthrough battles which were in sandy areas, three three thousand yard trenches, and minefields, continued until June 8.

The Egyptians retreated in panic and amidst numerous contradictory orders. The Israelis decided to bypass the Egyptian units and destroy them in the mountainous passes of West Sinai. On June 6 and 7 all three Israeli divisions, reinforced by two armored brigades,  rushed westwards to the passes. Sharon's division first went southward then westward to Mitla Pass. It was joined there by parts of Yoffe's division, while its other units blocked the Gidi Pass. Tal's units stopped at various points along the length of the Suez Canal.

Israel's blocking action was only partially successful. The Gidi pass was captured before the Egyptians approached it, but elsewhere Egyptian units did manage to pass through and cross the Canal to safety.

By June 8, Israel had completed the conquest of the Sinai peninsula, sending infantry units to Ras-Sudar on the western coast. Sharm El-Sheikh was captured a day earlier by units of the Israeli Navy. In four days, Israel defeated the largest and most heavily equipped Arab army, leaving Sinai filled with hundreds of burning or abandoned Egyptian vehicles.

More about the Six day war Map of Israel - Jerusalem front details in the 6 Day War  Map of Golan Front - Israel 6-Day War   Map of Egyptian Front Israel 6 Day War - June 5-6  Map of Egyptian Front Israel 6 Day War - June 6-7  Map of Jordanian Front in Israel 6-Day War 1967

Maps of Israel - Main Page

 

 

Maps of Israel showing distances to borders and comparative size   Jerusalem Map Map of Jerusalem Ancient map of Jerusalem
Map of Palestine - Land of Israel, 1845
Map of Jerusalem -  World with Jerusalem at the Center - 1581

Zionism and Israel Information Center Main Page

 

Zionism and Israel Information Center Main Page

History of Zionism and the Creation of Israel   

Please link to our Sister Web sites - at     Zionism and Israel on the Web

and http://www.zionism.netfirms.com The Zionism Pages and

Israel-Palestina - (Dutch) Middle East Conflict, Israel, Palestine,Zionism... Israël-Palestina Informatie -gids Israël, Palestijnen en Midden-Oosten conflict... Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a European perspective - Dutch and English.

ZioNation - Zionism-Israel Web Log    Zionism & Israel News  Israel: like this, as if History of Zionism Zionism FAQ Zionism Israel Center Maps of Israel Jew Zionism and its Impact Israel Christian Zionism Site Map