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Photo Friday: Ammunition Hill


“It was the morning of the second day of the war in Jerusalem.
The horizon became pale in the east. We were in the middle
of the battle on Ammunition Hill. We had been fighting for 3 hours.
It was a stubborn battle. Murderous.

“The Jordanians fought stubbornly. It was an exceptionally fortified area.
At a certain point in the battle only 4 soldiers remained by me.

“We arrived there with a force of two platoons.
I did not know where the others were, as the line of communication with
Dudik the commander had been cut off at the beginning of the battle.
At that moment I thought everyone had been killed.”

– from the poem “Ammunition Hill” by Yoram Taharlev

In this photo from the Six-Day War in 1967 – the anniversary of which Stand for Israel started commemorating today – an Israeli soldier stands alone amidst the smoke and devastation of the Battle of Ammunition Hill. Shabbat shalom, friends.

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