The fifth of June 1967 is a day in which the Arabs fell asleep and still is a memorable day in the modern history of the Arabs, a day when the armies of three Arab countries were unable to withstand the Zionist occupation army, so they received a heavy defeat, and (Israel) occupied the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian West Bank and the rest of the Jerusalem, in addition to the Syrian Golan Heights, and the Egyptian Sinai, became the first dominant force in the region, and deepened the idea of an invincible army.
Rather, it can be said that this war was the most important event in the modern history of the region, after the Second World War, as Azmi Bishara sees it; It proved the results of the 1948 war, made it immutable, and highlighted the importance of (Israel) to the West, as it left great traces in the hearts of Arabs and Palestinians alike. It was the demise of the star of Arab nationalism led by Gamal Abdel Nasser, as expressed by Professor of International Relations Fawaz Gerges by saying: The defeat of the Arabs in the June 1967 war, which was followed by the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970, constituted the final blow that ended Arab nationalism. To the collapse of the founding myth of Arab nationalism and the embarrassment of its guardian, the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, which led to the dissipation of the promise of a bright future.
This is something that observers see as breaking the process of building a modern Arab cultural-political project led by Egypt, on the one hand, and on the other hand, opening the way for the emergence of Arab Islamists in the struggle arena again. One of the results of the June setback was also the emergence of (Palestinian nationalism), which came to represent the Palestinians of the West Bank, Gaza and the diaspora, which then passed through various stages that eventually led to the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accord with (Israel), where the Palestinians, after the setback, gradually began to get rid of the tutelage of the regimes. Arabic, but they entered into conflict with each other; As happened with the Kingdom of Jordan, and they were forced to leave it after the battles of September 1970, and then made Lebanon their main base before leaving it following the Israeli aggression against Lebanon in 1982, which paved the way for reaching the aforementioned Oslo Agreement in 1993.
It may immediately come to mind that the results of the catastrophic setback of June 1967, in its political, economic and social dimensions, and with regard to the Arab national project, and the Arab-Israeli conflict, are the same for the Palestinians of 1948, but the matter seems different here, and the view cannot be unified in all angles, Indeed, in this particular regard, the famous Arab proverb may apply: The misfortunes of a people, when others benefit. The setback that ended with the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, left a large part of the Palestinian people (more than a million Palestinians) under direct Israeli occupation.
This was not something that happened in 1948, and thus generated, for the first time, a conflict or direct confrontation between a part of the Palestinians and (Israel), as an occupying state. Israeli society, as a result of controlling the West Bank and Gaza Strip and exploiting them in various fields. This was reflected positively, so to speak, on the behavior of the Palestinians of the 48th, who have been forced to live in political, cultural and social isolation since 1948, and completely separated from the Arab environment, and their inability to adapt to the new environment. The possibility of communication between the Palestinians of 48 and their brothers in the other Palestinian areas (newly occupied), and the opportunity to study in colleges and universities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was opened, and commercial and cultural exchange and inter-relations became possible after it was impossible.
Today, fifty-one years after the setback, the Arabs are still unable to recover everything they lost in the 1967 war or to make fundamental changes in the political and military situation imposed by this war in the region, but it is also consistent that Israel was forced to leave the Gaza Strip in 2005 , and it is still suffering on its forehead due to the accumulation of the strength of the Palestinian resistance, which, although exhausted by the repeated Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, has not been able to eliminate it. In fact, the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip in particular has become draining the occupation with multiple forms of resistance, which enables us to say that Israel is no longer able On writing the final chapter of the struggle on this land.