One man’s account of the Battle of Jerusalem

It had been my privilege to do my little bit to help the wounded, men who had been willing to give everything for Israel, many of whom died in that task.

May 9, 2018 13:52
FIGHTING AT Ammunition Hill, site of one of the fiercest battles of the Six Day War

FIGHTING AT Ammunition Hill, site of one of the fiercest battles of the Six Day War. (photo credit: D. ROSENBLUM/STARPHOTO)


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On June 5, 1967, about 10 a.m., Arab mortars and artillery opened fire on us while I smeared glass panes with homemade glue, over which I put strips of white cloth bandage, in the stone bay of a window looking through a meter-thick stone wall. I stopped for a moment to watch a pair of nurses run across the courtyard seeking cover at the rear of our building. A blast accompanied by a puff of smoke raised my eyes to the roof of a neighboring building. An artillery shell had hit it.

I turned around to some old women in the ward whose windows I was covering – most of the patients had already gone home, and I advised the women to stay away from my window, in case a shell came through it. They moved back as I continued to work.


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