5th June, 1967

On June 5 1967 Israel launched a strike against Syria, Egypt and Jordan which became known as the Six Day War.

Israel claimed it was a pre-emptive strike in the face of a planned invasion of Israel by these countries.

In 6 days Israel gained control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Desert from Egypt and the Golan Heights from Syria.

The War Still Continues.