The Yom Kippur War By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator. [1]

In previous post we have seen the War of Liberation of Israel - 1948 [2] saw that only the UN recognized the Jewish state, the Arab Coalition attacked the brand new state, in an attempt to kill it before it develops. It is the same case can be seen in ancient history when Nehemiah was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem:
4 When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, is very upset and mocked the Jews. 2 Before his companions and the army of Samaria said:
- What are these feeble Jews doing? Do you think they'll let you return to rebuild and sacrifice? Do you think maybe finish in one day? How do you think these burnt stones from the rubble, they will do something new?
3 And Tobiah the Ammonite, who was with him, said:
- Even a fox, if it rises to that pile of stones, throws it down! Nehemiah 4. New International Version (NIV)

We can see that even at that time (445 BC) the characters who opposed Israel are the same as 1948, the Six Day War -1967 - today and for the Final Battle of Jerusalem (the next post):

Sanballat..................................... Aramaic, (Iraqi) Governor of Samaria.
Tobiah.........................................The Ammonite (Jordan)

The Yom Kippur War

The Yom Kippur War, also known as Ramadan War or October War, it was a large-scale armed confrontation between Israel and the Arab countries of Egypt and Syria under the so called Arab-Israeli conflict. He guessed the last war, on multiple fronts, between Israel and its Arab neighbors, and a turning point in the history of the conflict.

Egypt and Syria launched a surprise military offensive against Israel coincide with the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (October 6, 1973), crossing the armistice line of Sinai and the Golan Heights, which had been conquered by Israel during the War Six Days in 1967.

Yom Kippur War
October 6 - October 26, 1973
Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, and surrounding regions in the Middle East.
UNSC Res 338: ceasefire that led to the 1973 Genoa Conference.
Casus belli
Surprise attack from Egypt and Syria against Israel ELDIA holiday of Yom Kippur.
Forces in combat
Egypt: 800,000 troops (300,000 deployed), 2,400 tanks, 2,400 armored vehicles, 1,120 artillery pieces, [2] 690 aircraft, 161 helicopters, 104 warships
Syria: 150,000 troops (60,000 deployed), 1,400 tanks, 800-900 armored vehicles, 600 artillery pieces, [2] 350 aircraft, 36 helicopters, 21 warships
7,250 wounded
Comate 400 tanks destroyed

The Yom Kippur War ended with an overwhelming victory of Israel over their enemies.

Israel had surrounded the Egyptian Third Army in Sinai, and blocking their supply and operations. Russia was supporting Egypt and threatened to invade by sea and air to Israel. U.S., allies like Israel today, fired a nuclear alert. The Third Army was unable to break the siege Jew. The situation was beginning to come to a point of no return, may be the trigger for the feared 3rd World War. Finally, the 27/10 Israel and Egypt ceased fire. 100 kilometers from Damascus Israeli artillery stood. His armor were also 80 kilometers from Cairo. [3]

The friction between Israel and its Arab neighbors are permanent since 1948, and every now and has peaks of violence. During this year have happened some rough situations in the region, I have published timely in www.La Week [4].
God supports Israel, He says. Next post: The Final Battle for Jerusalem.


[1] Egyptian forces crossing the Suez Canal on October 7. IDF tanks across the Suez Canal during the counteroffensive began on October 17, 1600 km2 occupying Egyptian territory and stop to 101 km from Cairo after signing the ceasefire.

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