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Jerusalem was already lost 50 years ago

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05.06.2018

Fifty-one years has passed since the shameful defeat of the Arabs in the 5 June 1967 war, which resulted in Israel’s occupation of Sinai, the Golan Heights, the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem within six hours. This day passed silently, like any other, and the Zionist Arab media did not even stop to address it. It is as if nothing happened on that day. Meanwhile, the Israeli media was celebrating its victory over the Arab armies and its restoration of Jerusalem, and two weeks ago, it celebrated Nakba Day in Jerusalem, the day it seized Palestinian land. It marked this day with the move of the American embassy to Jerusalem and considering it the capital of Israel.

Since 5 June 1967 the Arab world has been experiencing the consequences of this terrible defeat. What remained of historical Palestine was lost, along with Jerusalem, which belongs to all of the Muslims of the world, not just the Palestinians. However, Jerusalem was not lost on the day Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli state and decided to move the American embassy, on 14 May 2018. Instead, the city has been lost since the defeat in June 1967.

All of the catastrophes that befell the Arab nation over the past 50 years were a result of the June war, entered into by the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser recklessly and without proper preparation. Half of his army were in Yemen, suffering from besiegement and defeat. He announced the closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli navigation, which was basically a declaration of war against Israel. He made this decision as if he were going into a match rather than a war of fate for the nation, based on his chants and popular speeches that ignited the Arab streets, who love Palestine and are willing to sacrifice all that is precious for the sake of its liberation from the Zionist desecration. The Arabs from the ocean to the Gulf believed Abdel Nasser’s lie that he was going to throw Israel into the sea, but woke up to a startling truth, i.e.........

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