Israel and Gaza

Both countries are at odds with each other in the heart of the Middle East with a long-standing and unresolved conflict.

It was the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out nine days ago in the heart of Gaza City when three buildings in the heart of Gaza City were flattened, and 26 people were killed.

Several other airstrikes were carried out on Sunday, with a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander believed killed. In these Palestine crisis situation we must raise our voice.

Why is there currently violence?

There has been an unresolved conflict between the two countries for decades in the heart of the Middle East. The Jordanian water between the Sea of Tiwi and the Muslim coastal areas has been a cause of dispute between Jews and Arabs for over a century.

It has been 50 years since the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, gained independence. Now, Israel has imposed oppression on the Palestinians throughout the West Bank, including the West Bank and the West Bank, resulting in systematic human rights violations.

Violence has deteriorated in recent years, leaving civilian casualties and deaths resulting from rocket firing, airstrikes, and other forms of revenge.

Tensions grew in Jerusalem during Ramadan when Palestinians complained of Israeli police restricting harsh measures to them throughout their month of fasting. Among them, they asserted being locked in at times during Ramadan.

Israeli police used CS gas and stun grenades against Palestinians inside the al-Aqsa mosque, a holy site to Muslims.

Several Israeli settlement groups have successfully tried to seize land and property used with the help of Jewish settler groups in Sheikh Jarrah – a Palestinian neighborhood outside the Old City walls – and evict Palestinian residents.

In response to an injunction by Hamas on Monday to remove its forces from the al-Aqsa compound and Sheikh Jarrah, on Monday, the Palestinians fired rockets at the Israeli capital of Jerusalem.

The history of the conflict between Palestine and Israel

May 1948 – As a result of the Second World War, Britain does not control Palestine anymore, and the Jewish People’s Council produces an Israeli state. An armed conflict breaks out after Palestinians object, and hundreds of thousands are forced to flee.

1949 – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria sign Armistice Agreements with Israeli neighbors.

1950s – Both sides have suffered hundreds of deaths in regular skirmishes. Several invasions on Egypt on the first day of the Suez Crisis took place in 1956 when Israeli, British and French forces invaded Egypt to reclaim control of the Suez Canal. The Egyptian government assures Israel of unhindered navigation and safety, so Israel withdrew its forces in 1957.

February 1964 – The Arab League founded the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) during the Arab League. Their goal is for the nationalization of the Palestinian state, between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, to destroy the state of Israel by armed struggle.

June 1967 – Airstrikes launched on the Egyptian Air Force prompted Israel to launch the Six-Day War. During the war, Egypt captures the Sinai Peninsula from the Palestinians, East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the West Bank from Syria. As many as 250,000 Palestinians are displaced from their homes, with as many as 25,000 being killed.

September 1972 – Two Israeli Olympic athletes were killed and nine more injured by the Munich massacre carried out by the Palestinian militant group Black September. Avivim school bus massacre and Lod Airport massacre were also known for this method of murder in the early 1970s.

October 1974 – As a representative of the Palestinian people, the UN General Assembly recognizes the PLO, which is permitted to participate in Palestinian political affairs.

March 1978 – Operation Litani, in which between 300 and 1,200 Lebanese and Palestinian militants and civilians are killed and 100,000 to 285,000 refugees, causes 10,000 to 100,000 Lebanese and Palestinian refugees to be created.

1987-1993 (The First Intifada) – Following an Israeli security force’s (IDF) truck hitting a civilian vehicle, causing four Palestinian workers to be killed, the Palestinians waged sustained protests and violent riots against Israel. An estimated 1,162-1,204 Palestinian civilians and 60 IDF personnel received fatal injuries during skirmishes with the IDF over the past six years. It is during this time that the Palestinian militant group Hamas begins carrying out deadly suicide bombings.

September 1993 – It ended the First Intifada when Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization signed the Oslo Peace Accord. However, both sides continue to engage in attacks, resulting in hundreds of fatalities throughout the 1990s.

2000-2005 (Al-Aqsa Intifada) – During the Second Intifada, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon comes into contact with Palestinians during his visit to the Muslim Temple Mount during the 2000 Camp David Summit, which falls short of a final agreement on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Israeli forces respond to these protests with tanks and airstrikes as they escalate into war. By 2001, Hamas has begun firing rockets into Israeli territory. That year, an Israeli missile assassinated General Secretary of the Popular Front for Palestine, Abu Ali Mustafa. As a result of this conflict, about 3,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Israelis die and 64 foreigners.

February 2005 – During the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit, both sides reached an agreement to walk away from occupied West Bank towns, and Israel agreed to withdraw from the remaining territories.

January 2006 – During the Palestinian elections in 2006, Hamas won by a landslide. The US and European Union discouraged aid from the party, calling it a terrorist group.

June 2006 – Several Palestinians died in a bomb blast on a Gaza beach that terminated a 16-month truce.

2006-present (Gaza-Israel conflict) – Since the last fifteen years, a lot has been at stake in the conflict over the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces have frequently launched airstrikes against Hamas. Under international law, the Israeli government continues to hold Gaza under its power as an occupying power, meaning that it rules over the Palestinian territories without any formal claim.

Final Verdicts

This situation is problematic due to the split in the Palestinian government in 2006, with the Fatah government running the West Bank and the Hamas government running Gaza. Fatah is now recognized internationally as representing the state of Palestine, now that Hamas does not recognize the Fatah government.

There have been more than 3,400 Palestinian deaths and 15,000 injuries since 2006. Meanwhile, there have been around 185 Israeli deaths.

In recent years, the world has seen some of the worst fighting, the most recent in history. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, has repeatedly rejected the notion of a two-state solution.

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