Six-Day War: A shipping blockade leads to captured fields ///

The Six-Day War of June 5-10, 1967—the third major Arab-Israeli conflict in history as of that date—was caused by the continuing Arab rejection of Israel and an Egyptian blockade of Israeli shipping. Specifically, Egypt had expelled UN troops from the Sinai Peninsula and blockaded Israel’s Port of Eilat, which under international law was considered an act of war.

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