Carmel Newsreel II-224

IDF Vacating Sharm el-Sheikh

1957
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Following the decision to withdraw all Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula, the IDF withdraws its forces from Sharm el-Sheikh. Soldiers pack up IDF equipment and load it on boats and navy ships. Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan arrives with his entourage to the port. Trucks and other vehicles are loaded onto the ships. IDF commanders meet with UN officials from Finland and transfer control of the city to them. The commander of the Finnish force signs the documents. A group of IDF soldiers stands at roll call while the Israeli flag is lowered from the mast. UN soldiers raise the UN flag to the top of the mast. IDF soldiers complete the evacuation work and the Navy ships leave for Eilat port.

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