WASHINGTON (Nov. 1)
The Embassy of Israel this afternoon received direct word from its government in Jerusalem reporting complete success “for the security actions of the Israel Defense Forces against Nasser’s forces moving against Israel in the Sinai Peninsula.”
The Embassy said: “The enemy forces are in full retreat. They are abandoning the bulk of their equipment. The quantity so far left in Israel hands includes some 100 tanks, mostly of Soviet and Czech manufacture, including Stalin tanks.” It also announced that “Egyptian air activities are paralyzed. Ten Egyptian jet planes including Soviet MIG’s have been shot down.
“Egyptian casualties, killed, wounded and captured are estimated at 5,000. Israel casualties are relatively light, including less than 100 killed. Israel’s air force is intact. Only two light reconnaissance planes have been lost. A full and disorderly retreat of Nasser’s forces is now in progress. Colonel Nasser personally ordered this general retreat.”