Skip to comments.The Battle for Ammunition Hill
Posted on 05/28/2014 6:50:38 PM PDT by Nachum
One of the (if not THE) key battles for Jerusalem in 1967 was the battle for Ammunition Hill. Ammunition Hill, which we pass on our way to the Old City - it's probably a five-minute drive from our house - is a small hilltop which was a system of bunkers filled with weapons. The IDF had to conquer it in order to make it to the Old City of Jerusalem and the eastern part of the city. It sits practically on the green line.
After the war, this song about the battle was written and performed by an IDF choir. I am posting two versions of it, one which has no subtitles, but shows the scenery on the hill and some of the men (really boys) who were killed in the battle. The other has subtitles in both English and Hebrew.
Let's go to the videotapes.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelmatzav.blogspot.com ...
Early in the morning of June 6, 1967 , believing they outnumbered the Jordanians by 3 to 1 based on erroneous intelligence, about 150 Israeli paratroopers attacked the hill. In fact, the Jordanians numbered 150. Fierce hand-to-hand combat ensued with stories of personal heroism and sacrifice in abundance. By 8 a.m., the hill was Israels but not without sustaining losses -- 36 were killed, 90 wounded. Seventy-one Jordanians died in the battle
Am Israel Chai
The song “Jerusalem of Gold” figured in the incident too.
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