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On This Day: Yom Kippur War


On this day 50 years ago, the Yom Kippur War began on Oct. 6, 1973. Lasting 20 days, the fourth of the Arab-Israeli wars was initiated following Egypt and Syria’s surprise attack on Israel in attempts to regain land lost in a previous war.

Defenseless against the two countries, Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, sought out aid in the hands of the United States. After much deliberation and reluctance, the United States agreed to help Israel and as documented in the U.S. Department of State website, “…offered Israel a full-scale airlift of military equipment…”

Such a strongly fought war on both sides generated danger and casualties for all three countries, destroying a great amount of military equipment as well as killing 8,000–18,500 people.

Four days before the Yom Kippur War officially ceased, the United Nations Security Council inherited Resolution 338, calling for the end of the war. Several days later on Oct. 26, 1973, hostilities ended and a formal cease-fire agreement was signed between the three countries.

The agreement didn’t last long, however, as nine years later in June of 1982, the fifth of the seven Arab–Israeli wars began in Lebanon. The cause, written on an informational site Nostalgia Central, “…the presence of Palestinian guerrillas in Lebanon led to Arab raids on Israel and Israeli retaliatory incursions…”

On the 50 year anniversary of this tragic war, it’s important to remain respectful and refrain from making any inconsiderate comments.



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