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Israel Better Equipped Than in Sinai Drive, Army Chief Says

General Zvi Tsur, Israel Chief of Staff, declared in a special order of the day today marking the 1956 Sinai campaign, that Israel was now better equipped than it was in 1956. He added that Israel must now know that in any future trial, it would have to depend on itself.

Recalling the bravery of the Israeli forces during the Sinai campaign, the military leader warned those “who threaten Israel but who are themselves deep in Yemen and the Algerian sands”–a reference to support Egypt has been providing to the Yemen rebels in the civil war in that country and to Algeria in the current border fighting with Morocco.

Israel marked the Sinai anniversary with parades and a display of armor to honor that corps which distinguished itself in the Sinai drive and whose role was decisive in the achievement of the victory over Egyptian forces then.

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