Chapter

The “Tripartite Aggression”

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255517
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934757 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255517.003.0009
The “Tripartite Aggression”

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This chapter examines the history of the Tripartite Aggression. It suggests that this conflict was triggered by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's decision to nationalize the Suez Canal. The chapter discusses the violation of the 1949 armistice lines between Israel and the Arab states, and Israel's attacks across the armistice lines that included the assault on the Buraij refugee camp in Gaza in August 1953. It also provides an estimate of the human cost of this conflict.

Keywords: Tripartite Aggression; Gamal Abdel Nasser; Suez Canal; armistice lines; Israel; Arab states; Buraij refugee camp; Gaza; human cost

Chapter.  8589 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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