The Battle of Ammunition Hill was one of the fiercest battles of the Six-Day War. Ammunition Hill is now a national memorial site in Israel. Bob O’Dell of Root Source takes us to Ammunition Hill — site of the key battle of Jerusalem — a hill that HAD to be attacked and taken in order for the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, to become once again under Jewish sovereignty.
A memorial site and museum on the hill are visited by an estimated 200,000 visitors each year. In addition, 182 olive trees were planted on the hill, commemorating the 182 Israeli soldiers who fell in the battle for Jerusalem during the Six-Day War. The main ceremony on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is held here.
Ammunition Hill is the main induction center for IDF paratroopers.