Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, have I posted guardians all day and all night, continuously, they will not be silent. Isaiah (62:6)
In “The Battle for Jerusalem,” author Avraham Rabinovich describes the bravery of Israeli officers who led their troops and exposed themselves to the greatest danger in the trench-fighting on Ammunition Hill, the bloodiest battle of the fight for Jerusalem in the Six-Day War. At that terrible battle, Israeli troops suffered a 50% casualty rate – among officers it was over 70%. Yet at the hospital to which Jordanian casualties were evacuated, not a single officer was found among the wounded; most had deserted their troops. The leadership and courage of Israel’s officers led the way to the victory that reunified Jerusalem.
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