On This Day…..

Israel Attacks U.S. Navy Ship…..

June 8, 1967…..

The U.S. Navy research ship, USS Liberty, is attacked without warning by Israeli jets while sailing in international waters. Thirty-four were killed and 171 were injured. Israel apologized for the attack, claiming that they mistook it for an Egyptian ship. This incident occurred during Israel’s Six-Day War between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.