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Former Minister: «In 1967, Syria was not at war with Israel»

The Arab world, as Israel prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the six day war. Jubilee confronts the Arabs q: how Israel, surrounded on all sides, managed in a matter of days to defeat the armies of the Arab States?

The TV channel «al Arabiya» has interviewed Muhammad al-Zuabi, who in 1967 held the post of Minister of information of the Syrian government. He proposed a new version of events 50 years ago.

«Israel occupied the Golan heights without any opposition from the Syrian army. Assad decided to give up Quneitra Israelis to stop their advance on Damascus,» — said the former Minister.

According to him, Hafiz Assad, who was then the Minister of defense, was also outraged by a government communiqué according to which on 10 June 1967 in Quneitra heavy fighting. Al-Zuabi said that in that moment the Israelites were three kilometers from the city.

We would add that these statements are refuted by the facts. Only in the battle for tel Fakhr 9 June 1967, killing 34 fighters of the Golani brigade. 21 soldiers were awarded state awards, the two heroes of Israel.

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Former Minister: «In 1967, Syria was not at war with Israel» 11.05.2017

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