The unassuming Ammunition Hill (Givat Hatachmoshet), a hump lying between the modern neighborhoods of Ramat Eshkol and French Hill, was the site of some of the 1967 Six Day War’s bloodiest fighting, as a contingent of Israeli paratroopers vied to oust entrenched Jordanian legionnaires in order to link central Jerusalem with the Israeli enclave on Mount Scopus. Thirty-seven troops lost their lives in the battle. Map.
- Sunday – Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
- Friday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
On site facilities:
- Free parking
- Pinic area
- Restrooms thorughout the site
The site includes:
- Original trenches and bunkers
- An observation point over Jeursalem
- Interactive light show presentation about Jerusalem’s Six Day War with a full scale model of Jerusalem on the eve of the Six Day War in English and in Hebrew (22 min)
- Museum with exhibits and a movie about the battle for Jerusalem offered in six languages (22 min)
- Memorial site for the 66 Paratroopers Brigade
- The “Wall of Honor”, it is a tribute to the heroism and courage of Jewish soldiers who have fought in defense of their homeland.
- Guided tours by our experienced onsite guides are available throughout the day (Per reservation)
Admission is free
Any donations towards the development of the site are welcomed.