Three days earlier, Palestinian terrorists kill three Israeli soldiers. Israel’s raid kills 16 Jordanian soldiers and destroys dozens of Arab homes. The UN Security Council censures Israel for the attack and threatens “more effective steps” against Israel’s “repetition of such acts.” Jordan accuses Egyptian President Nasser for failing to shoulder its share in confronting Israel. The event is considered by some historians as the first of several challenges to Egypt over the next half year where Cairo is chided for shirking its Arab military responsibility against Israel. This course will push President Nasser to threaten Israel with force, leading up to the June 1967 War.
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