Just a reminder:
Thousands of Palestinian families in Gaza remain homeless and displaced because the Israeli Air Force, by its own estimate, dropped 800 tons of bombs on Gaza during Israel’s savage assault last Ramadan. Also, more than 1,500 children will spend this Ramadan without their parents because Israel massacred them last summer.
Please remember them in your heartfelt duaa and prayers this Ramadan. Remember them throughout the day, when you’re preparing a meal, when you break your fasts, when you’re washing your plates, when you’re lifting your hands in duaa. Remember them.
May the plights of all the oppressed and marginalized worldwide never be relegated to our afterthoughts. May they be granted healing and peace. May they remain steadfast and be granted victory over their oppressors and the state-sponsored terrorism they endure daily. Ameen.
اللهم انصر كل مظلوم على عدوه
A knocked out Egyptian T-55 and Israeli M48 Magach. The Yom Kippur War saw extensive armor battles, and heavy losses on both sides. Half of the IDFs 2,000 tanks were knocked out, although about 600 of them were salvageable and eventually returned to service. The Arab powers employed over twice as many tanks in their attacks, and suffered over 2,000 losses against the superior IDF crews.
That last year during Ramadan the war Israel launched on Gaza left 2137 dead and 11100 injured, and that’s just talking numbers, and the struggle continues, their struggle continues, and the war is really never over.
An IDF Sho’t (Centurion) follows behind a recce Jeep as the Israelis advance on the Suez Canal during the Yom Kippur War. On the night of the 15th, the IDF breached the canal and advanced into Egypt. The Egyptians were now themselves caught off balance, and the IDF quickly solidified its bridgehead on the west bank of the Suez.
In anticipation of the inevitable resumption of hostilities, the Israelis invested some $300 million in the construction of a series of strongpoints along the Suez Canal, known as the Bar-Lev Line after the Chief of Staff at that time.
It proved to be not worth the cost, as the Egyptians broke through in the first day of hostilities during the Yom Kippur War.