ISRAEL - 1967 Jordanian Weapons Found

Arno Froese

A Jordanian ammunition stash dating back to the Six Day War was discovered in an archaeological dig near the Western Wall, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and Israel Antiquities Authority announced.

The archaeologists were excavating a British Mandate-period water cistern under the lobby of the Western Wall Tunnels when they came across the material. The ammunition stash (known as a “slick”) included 10 full magazines of Bren light machine guns... and two bayonets of a British Lee Enfield rifle.

“This is ammunition that was produced in Britain in the Greenwood and Batley Ltd. factories in Leeds, Yorkshire,” the IAA’s Assaf Peretz, who identified the ammunition, said in a press release. “Based on the headstamp on the rim, the ammunition was produced in 1956 and reached the Royal Jordanian Army.”

The site under the lobby of the Western Wall Tunnels has offered very unique findings. [Recently,] archaeologists unveiled a subterranean multiple-room complex dating back to the Second Temple period that gave a glimpse of how Jews lived in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. The structure is located at the foot of a prominent public building from the Byzantine period.

-www.jpost.com, 25 June 2020

Arno's commentary

This finding confirms British involvement in support of Jordan. This was similar with the other Arab nations who fought against Israel, such as Egypt. Wikipedia writes: “The armament of the Egyptian armed forces varies between eastern and western sources through weapons deliveries by several countries led by the United States, Russia, France, China, Italy, Ukraine, and Britain.”

Israel’s deciding military hardware came from France, with Dassault Mirage III, Dassault Super Mystère, and Sud-Quest aviation, along with others, delivering the decisive victory for Israel.

Interestingly, the archaeologists also unveiled a multi-room complex from the Second Temple period, about 2,000 years ago. This reveals the modern occupiers to be Jordan, and the ancient inhabitants the Jews.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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