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Stenographic minutes from a meeting of a cabinet committee on 6 June 1967 on the decision to send Israeli forces into the Old City of Jerusalem Israel State Archives
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June 6 1967
The Six-Day War broke out on June 5, 1967, with the Israel Air Force launching pre-emptive strikes against neighboring Arab air forces, as a response to the blockade of the Straits of Tiran, the eviction of UN peace-keeping forces in Sinai, the concentration of Egyptian forces along Israel's southern border, and the forging of military treaties between the Arab states. Immediately afterwards, the IDF launched an attack against Egyptian forces in Sinai. On June 6, the war was extended to parts of what is known as the "West Bank" which was then under Jordanian rule. The fighting reached parts of East Jerusalem. At 4:00 PM, the cabinet security committee, headed by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, was convened. The meeting was attended by 10 government ministers, Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, Generals Haim Bar-Lev, and other personalities. Minister of Labor Yigal Allon demanded that the Old City of Jerusalem be entered immediately. Most of the ministers supported Yigal Allon's position. Begin went even further, and insisted that the word "liberation" be used instead of "occupation" in reference to military actions in the Old City. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan proposed that the IDF wait for 2 or 3 days before entering the Old City. In response, Eshkol made the decision that the IDF would wait just one day, and then an additional meeting would be held to decide on a further course of action.
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National State Archives, א-7919/6
 
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