President Gamal Abdel Nasser: right to self-determination

President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt supported the Palestinian cause and the right to self-determination. In 1956 after the United States had refused to grant aid for building the Aswān Dam, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The nationalization led to the 1956 Arab-Israeli War, in which Great Britain, France, and Israel jointly attacked Egypt.

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