The Egyptians Are Taken Captive
As stated earlier, Sham is the region located
on the left part of Hijaz (where Mecca and
Medina are located). Today, Israel is one
of the countries located in this region.
Consequently, this hadith may well hint
at Israel's war with Egypt and its occupation
of Egyptian lands.
On October 26, 1956, Israel, with British
and French support, attacked Egypt and began
to occupy the Sinai Peninsula. The fighting
ended shortly afterwards, following intervention
by the United States and the United Nations,
and a UN peacekeeping force was stationed
on the Israeli border.
During the 1967 Six-Day War, the Israel
air force attacked some Egyptian air bases
and inflicted severe damage upon the Egyptian
air force. Due to this defeat, the Egyptian
air force performed poorly during the battles
that took place after June 5. The Egyptian
forces in Sinai withdrew. On June the 9th,
Israel attacked and occupied the Golan Heights
and, by the end of the war, Israel had captured
the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the
West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.
Following a later agreement, Israel withdrew
from the Sinai Peninsula. However, the Gaza
Strip and the West Bank, the Golan Heights,
and Jerusalem remain under Israel occupation.
During these wars, many Egyptians were
taken as prisoners of war and many others
June 5, 1967, Israeli tanks
were seen near Rafiah, in
the Sinai Peninsula.
battalions started to shoot
Golan Heights in June 10,