Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Fifth Anniversary of Six-day War Uneventful in Israel and in Occupied Areas; No Arab Protests

June 6, 1972
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

The fifth anniversary of the start of the Six-Day War today ended with only one incident in the occupied Golan Heights. in which an Israeli soldier was killed and another injured. Israeli officials had been on the alert against the possibility that Arab terrorists might seek to stage hostile acts to mark the anniversary, No incidents of any kind were reported throughout Israel, East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the officials said. The two soldiers were in a civilian car which was hit by bazooka shells.

For the first time since June, 1967, there were neither demonstrations or other acts of protest by Arabs in the occupied areas to mark the Arab de-feat. In Nablus and in East Jerusalem, several women and school pupils laid wreaths on graves of Arab soldiers. There had been tension early today on the Lebanese border, on which there was considerable activity, all of it on the Lebanese side. Sounds of firing of mortars and flashing lights were heard and seen. Officials speculated that Lebanese authorities were seeking to deter terrorists from using the anniversary as the occasion for an attack on Israel from Lebanese territory.

Recommended from JTA