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Israel Starts Military Maneuvers Against ‘egyptian-style’ Fortifications

November 30, 1965
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A large Israeli military task force, including artillery and massive air support, opened an attack at dawn today against Egyptian-style fortifications in the Negev, as part of the autumn maneuvers of Israel’s armed forces. The purpose of today’s exercise was to test new combat methods, providing an opportunity for the coordinated participation of all of Israel’s land-based forces in a simulated war.

Israel’s “blue” forces were to test their strength against presumed Egyptian positions which they were to overcome before proceeding further inland, if Israel were engaged in war against Egypt. The Egyptian-style positions were given names like “Shulamit” and “Naomi” for the purposes of this exercise.

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