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Israel Defense Forces:
Military Casualties in Arab-Israeli Wars

(1948 - 1973)


IDF: Table of Contents | IDF Casualties in Battle | Wars & Operations


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Israeli War of Independence (1948-1949)

State
Entry
Exit
Total Forces
Losses
Egypt
1948
1949
300,000
2,000
Israel
1948
1949
140,000
6,373
Jordan
1948
1949
60,000
1,000
Syria
1948
1949
300,000
1,000

Sinai Campaign (1956)

State
Entry
Exit
Total Forces
Losses
Britain
1956
1956
2,000
20
Egypt
1956
1956
300,000
3,000
France
1956
1956
1,000
10
Israel
1956
1956
175,000
231

Six Day War (1967)

State
Entry
Exit
Total Forces
Losses
Egypt
1967
1967
400,000
10,000
Iraq
1967
1967
250,000
2,000
Israel
1967
1967
200,000
776
Jordan
1967
1967
60,000
5,000
Syria
1967
1967
300,000
1,000

Yom Kippur War (1973)

State
Entry
Exit
Total Forces
Losses
Egypt
1973
1973
400,000
5,000
Iraq
1973
1973
400,000
5,000
Israel
1973
1973
200,000
2,688
Jordan
1973
1973
60,000
1,000
Syria
1973
1973
350,000
8,000

*Note that Israeli figures are actual casualties in battle. Figures for the Arab armies are estimates.


Sources: OnWar - Armed Conflict Israel 1948-1999

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