Published: 2023-03-21 14:19
Last Updated: 2023-09-28 23:33
His Majesty King Abdullah II praised the Arab Army on the anniversary of Battle of Karameh in a tweet posted on his personal account on Twitter, along with a picture of him attending a ceremony to mark the 55th anniversary.
The King wrote: “Jordan stands tall with the aspirations of its people and its elite Arab army, defending its borders and sovereignty, and the Battle of Karameh will remain immortal and glorious in our national memory and an honorable page in our Arab history.”
He also prayed for the souls of the martyrs who Jordan lost.
يقف الأردن شامخا بهامات شعبه وجيشه العربي المصطفوي، مدافعا عن حدوده وسيادته، وسيظل يوم الكرامة خالدا مجيدا في ذاكرتنا الوطنية وصفحة مشرفة في تاريخنا العربي. رحم الله شهداءنا. حفظ الله الأردن pic.twitter.com/md83xwRMXP— عبدالله بن الحسين (@KingAbdullahII) March 21, 2023
March 21 of each year, Jordanians commemorate the anniversary of the Karameh Battle, which represents an important turning point in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially since it came after the June 1967 war, also known as "Al Naksa."
Jordan won the battle against the Israeli Occupation in the Karameh Battle.
The battle began when the Israeli Occupation Forces attempted to cross into Jordanian territory at 5:30 am on Thursday, March 21, 1968, when they launched a sudden attack with military force, in order to defeat the Jordanian Armed Forces and occupy the western heights of Jordan.