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September 23rd, 1956 Terror attack near Ramat Rachel
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September 23rd, 1956 Terror attack near Ramat Rachel

Jordanian Terrorists kill four archaeologists, and wounded sixteen others, near Kibbutz Ramat Rachel; which is 3 miles from jerusalem. Source: “Which Came First – Terrorism or ‘Occupation?’ Major Arab Terrorist Attacks Against Israelis Prior to the 1967 Six-Day War.” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  www.mfa.gove.il/mfa, March 31, 2002

September 24, 1956 Terror attack in Aminadav
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September 24, 1956 Terror attack in Aminadav

Terrorists killed a girl in the fields of the farming community of Aminadav, near Jerusalem. Source: “Which Came First – Terrorism or ‘Occupation?’ Major Arab Terrorist Attacks Against Israelis Prior to the 1967 Six-Day War.” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  www.mfa.gove.il/mfa, March 31, 2002

October 4, 1956 Five Israeli workers were killed in Sdom.
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October 4, 1956 Five Israeli workers were killed in Sdom.

Five Israeli workers were killed in Sdom. Source: “Which Came First – Terrorism or ‘Occupation?’ Major Arab Terrorist Attacks Against Israelis Prior to the 1967 Six-Day War.” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  www.mfa.gove.il/mfa, March 31, 2002

October 16, 1956 Fedayeen from Gaza attempted the assassination of Prime Minister Ben-Gurion
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October 16, 1956 Fedayeen from Gaza attempted the assassination of Prime Minister Ben-Gurion

Fedayeen from Gaza attempted the assassination of Prime Minister Ben-Gurion.  According to a radio broadcast in Gaza: “The Fedayeen headquarters in Gaza has issued a communiqué stating that a group of Fedayeen succeeded on 13 October to cross the southern border of Palestine in order to discover the concentration points and the factories which the […]

November 8, 1956 Terror Attack in Northern and Central Israel
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November 8, 1956 Terror Attack in Northern and Central Israel

Six Israelis were wounded  as Terrorists opened fire on a train, attacked cars and blew up wells, in the North and Center of Israel. Source: “Which Came First – Terrorism or ‘Occupation?’ Major Arab Terrorist Attacks Against Israelis Prior to the 1967 Six-Day War.” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  www.mfa.gove.il/mfa, March 31, 2002

December 12th, 1956  Yunis Bahri
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December 12th, 1956 Yunis Bahri

On Radio Baghdad, Yunis Bahri, who broadcast for the Nazis in Berlin during World War II, now in the employ of the Iraqi Government: “Come, let us close our ranks, in order, for once, to deal Israel a mortal blow and eradicate her from our land.” Source: Regional Development for Regional Peace: A New Policy […]

January 15, 1957 U.N. Secretary General Hammerjkold
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January 15, 1957 U.N. Secretary General Hammerjkold

U.N. Secretary General Hammerjkold, in a report to the General Assembly: “The international significance of the Gulf of Aqaba must be considered to justify the right of innocent passage through the Straits of Tiran and the gulf in accordance with recognized rules of international law.” Source:  Public Affairs Institute. Regional Development for Regional Peace: A […]

February 11th, 1957 Palestinian Refugees -UNRWA
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February 11th, 1957 Palestinian Refugees -UNRWA

Henry R. Labouisse, Director of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency), answered the question as to why UNRWA cannot help the refugees to settle and work in the countries where they are: “The answer lies in the realm of politics and in deep-seeded human emotions … it cannot overcome the fact that the refugees […]

February 17, 1957 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (1953-1959)
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February 17, 1957 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (1953-1959)

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (1953-1959): “The United States recalls that on 28 January 1950, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed the United States that the Egyptian occupation of the two islands of Tiran and Sanafir at the entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba was only to protect the islands themselves against […]

February 20, 1957 President Eisenhower (1952-1960)
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February 20, 1957 President Eisenhower (1952-1960)

President Eisenhower (1952-1960): “We should assume that if Israel withdraws (from Sharm el Sheikh), Egypt will not prevent Israel shipping from using the Suez Canal or the Gulf of Aqaba.  If unhappily hereafter Egypt violates the armistice agreement or other international obligation, then this should be dealt with firmly by the society of nations.” Source: […]