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.