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Not Even Six Days!

Reader comment on item: [Michael Oren's] "Six Days of War"

Submitted by Samy Mikhail (United States), Jun 4, 2002 at 09:16

I have no idea why it’s called the 6 days war. I am from Egypt and was in college during this war so I remember it very well. The war started on June 5 at the first light of the day when the Israeli jets begin bombing the Syrians. For all practical purpose, the war was over by 8 am that day when the last Israeli jet returned to Israel after bombing all Egyptian airfields and wiping out the entire Egyptian air force. They had already finished the Syrian air force earlier that day. Whatever happened after that was no war at all. The Israelis just marched into Sinai and the Golan Heights. May be it took the Arab six days to believe the reality, but that doesn’t make it a 6 days war. In my book it was the 3 hours war.

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