Egyptian soldiers and 8 Israeli Mark Tessler, Gavish, Yeshayahu: Red Flag published by Kinneret Zamora pavilion , 2016, p 183, "On June 5, Israel sent a message to Hussein urging him not to open fire. Map of the world.  King Hussein replied that it was too late, "the die was cast". Kohn, George C. Dictionary Eilat. The raids against the Israelis from Gaza Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announced in May that the Straits would be closed to Israeli vessels, and then mobilised Egyptian forces along the border with Israel, ejecting UNEF. Dupuy, R. Ernest and Trevor N. Dupey. Conflict, Wars History, Iraq The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. Thousands of soldiers died as a result. History , Syria's army had a total strength of 75,000 and was deployed along the border with Israel. February. See also Israeli–Palestinian conflict and Golan Heights.