Friday, March 2, 2012

Ammunition Hill

Ammunition Hill is a memorial to the Six-Day War, which took place in 1967 between Israel and several Arab nations (most notably Egypt and Jordan), and has contributed greatly to the current political issues of modern Israel. Studying the events surround the war has been fascinating, but this memorial really put it into perspective for me.

From left to right: Daniel, Kyle, Makara, David, Davis, Kyle, Mark

The site we visited was one of the entrenched hills held by Jordanian troops who were stormed and conquered by the Israelis during the second day of the war. The bunkers and many of the trenches are still intact. It would remind you of a WWI style battlefield. We visited while it was raining, showing what living in the trenches would have been like during the wet season...miserable, to say the least.










Love,

Mark

3 comments:

  1. The dreary weather does contribute to the dreary feel of this site... Seems you picked an appropriate day. Interesting, though, and I am glad you are seeing these places which bring to life so much Israeli history for you.

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  2. Visiting places such as this remind us of what we have to be grateful for!!!

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  3. I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your photos, and I'm glad you're having a very meaningful and fun experience.

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