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Brief history of Palestine

by Brief history of Palestine Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at 5:32 PM

Brief history of Palestine

2006




July 12th: Hezbollah's military wing attack two armoured IDF Humvees with anti-tank rockets, killing three soldiers and taking the remaining two in captivity to Lebanon's territory. Israel responds by bombing Lebanon. The world community responds by evacuating foreigh nationals and refusing to call for a ceasefire as hundreds of thousands of Lebanese are forced to evacuate their homes and hundreds die.

June 25th, an Israeli soldier is captured by Palestinian militants who attacked an army post in Israel after crossing the border from the Gaza Strip into Israel, Israel responds by invading Gaza and bombing infrastructure.

January 20th: Hamas wins a sweeping victory in the first Palestinian parliamentary elections in a decade. Israel and the United States say they will not deal with a Palestinian Authority that includes Hamas.

January 4th: Ariel Sharon suffers a stroke and Ehud Olmert becomes acting Prime Minister of Israel.

2005




August: Israel enagages in a "unlateral pullout" from Gaza (which mainly meant evacuating settlers)

January 9th, Mahmoud Abbas wins the Palestinian elections and is sworn in as President of the Palestinian National Authority

2004




November 10th: Arafat dies after being in a coma and on life-support equipment for the several days.

May: Israel Defense Forces commit massacre in Rafah

On April 17th, Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi is assassinated by Israel.

On April 14th, Bush meets with Sharon and they agree on a wall in the West Bank that will make many Israeli settlements permanent.

On March 22nd Israel assassinates Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Yassin.

2000




September 28: Second Intifada Begins. Palestinians riot after Ariel Sharon visits the site of the Al-Aqsa mosque and proclaims the area eternal Israeli territory. The violence escalates rapidly and continues today...

1993




September 13: Oslo Accords. The PLO and Israel agree to mutual recognition. The PLO renounces terrorism, yet the number of new settlements increases and Palestinian groups do not remove their charter goals of destroying Israel.

1987




The First Intifada. An explosion of popular resistance to the Israeli occupation called the Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The PLO signals that it would accept a two state solution in 1988.

1982




June 6: Israel invades Lebanon to fight the PLO. A multinational force lands in Beirut on August 20, 1982 to oversee the PLO withdrawal from Lebanon. After a demoralizing occupation, Israel slowly withdraws.

1979




March 26: Egypt and Israel sign peace treaty. Israel withdraws to the pre-1967 border with Egypt.

1973




October 6: Yom Kippur War. In a surprise attack, Egypt retakes the Suez canal. Syria reconquers the Golan Heights. Israel succeeds in pushing back the Syrians.

1967




June 5: The Six-Day War. Israel attacks the Egyptians (reconquering the Sinai Peninsula and Gaza), Jordan (conquering the West Bank and Jerusalem), and Syria (conquering the Golan heights).

1964




May: Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) founded, headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon and Damascus, Syria.

1956




October 29: Suez War. Israel invades the Sinai peninsula and occupies it for several months. Israel withdraws after a UN peace keeping force is placed in Sinai.

1949




April 3: Armistice between Israel and Arab states. The war has created over 780,000 Palestinian refugees. Israel has gained about 50% more territory.

1948




May 15: 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Declaration of Israel as the Jewish State. British leave Palestine. Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia declare war on Israel.

1936




Arab Revolt. Over 5,000 Arabs are killed, mostly by the British, and several hundred Jews are killed by Arabs

1917




October 2: Promising a homeland for the Jews in Palestine, the British issue the Balfour Declaration.

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Lon live the resistance! We love you Palestine! Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at 5:32 PM
And for 400 points and the win What is Jordan? Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 12:14 AM
"[Balfour] a back door deal ... to get America involved in WW 1 in return for Palesti TW Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 12:37 AM
The point is Mnay feel Jordan is palestine Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 12:42 AM
More ads for David Duke gehrig Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 12:25 PM
Not a Dhimmi no more! Yeah, its Hate/Insult Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 2:03 PM
Stolen land??? How do you figure? Becky Johnson Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 2:04 PM
"Israel is NOT on stolen land." TW Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 5:39 PM
Any Jews in the woodshed? another embarrassing display of anti-Semitism Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 6:16 PM
So lets deport the Arabs back to Arabia then Becky Johnson Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at 7:32 PM
again, for gehrig... You never quit Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at 4:47 AM
Why LA Indymedia fails the racism test gehrig Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at 5:05 AM
he's doing it again gehrig Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at 6:14 AM
gehrig the @%< liar @%< !!!anti- gehrig Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at 8:44 AM
"Why is nessie running interference for David Duke again?" bunk logic Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at 12:21 PM
"Why is LA Indymedia letting gehrig et al shill for Jewish supremacists? " skunk logic Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at 12:38 PM
Okay, henceforth I will no longer post the NWFI website and … Zionism = Racism Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at 11:45 PM
Reminder TW Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 12:35 AM
TW: "Blah Blah Blah" barefoot and in the kitchen Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 2:58 AM
poor tink gehrig Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 4:07 AM
D. Duke worshipper: "evil Zionist hiss spit puke" The Angry Jew Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 8:06 AM
If Palestine was a real country where were its borders? Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 8:45 AM
Anti-Zionists just love the slant SJ Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 8:53 AM
SchtarkerYid 1938 "Rape of Palestine" Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 9:56 AM
Not a Dhimmi no more! The British report to the League of Nations ( Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 10:24 AM
TW's lair must be up in flames The Angry Jew Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 3:21 PM
You Share First Becky Johnson Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 4:21 PM
See there, they're twisting and screaming and STILL not saying anything real TW Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 4:39 PM
Nice try, Beck-O TW Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 4:40 PM
"None of us do" ::cough:: hex Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 4:55 PM
Wrong number The Angry Jew Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 5:02 PM
rationalizations don't do it PrionParty Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 5:07 PM
How many years have you been regurgitating all that drivel? SJ Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 5:22 PM
rabid racist wow Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 5:55 PM
More "so what" rationalizations? PrionParty Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 6:17 PM
Oh Master Race sheepster SJ Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 6:19 PM
We'll see just more copies of your lying racist drivel SJ Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 6:30 PM
Zionism is Racism Zionism is Racism Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 7:11 PM
Re: Angry Jew Zionism = Racism Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 1:30 AM
suppositions don't always jive PrionParty Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 2:52 AM
So describe how and why the Palestinian claim is legitimate just wondering Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 3:52 AM
let me cut in here. they were living there Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 4:11 AM
Some left some stayed Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 4:17 AM
Jesus Christ who? Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 4:31 AM
Did you hear the one about the Jewish bread? they use blood, ya know Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 4:45 AM
Jews killing Jews is nothing new Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 4:56 AM
SchtarkerYid Wrong again Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 6:24 AM
all Jewish populations ? haw haw haw haw Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 8:02 AM
SchtarkerYid Tell us more about skin color Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 8:06 AM
by The Angry Jew To "Zionism = Racism" Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 8:11 AM
Yo TheTroll/PrionParty SJ Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 8:24 AM
Not apartheid find different language Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 8:29 AM
As to the Jesus thing SJ Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 9:08 AM
Hey Stupid Yidiot and your "Jewish race" canard TW Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 10:54 AM
SchtarkerYid Does that mean Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 11:05 AM
SchtarkerYid try new vocabulary Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 11:31 AM
History of "palestine" fresca Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 11:31 AM
As long as the webpage is on display SJ Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 11:37 AM
SchtarkerYid try new vocabulary Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 11:37 AM
re: the "new" Jewish hyper-bigot "vocabulary" TW Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 12:36 PM
Lets look at Einstein's essay "Why they hate the Jews" simply because its TW's favorite Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 12:46 PM
meaningless drivel sucks PrionParty Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 1:31 PM
meaningless hatred sucks worse Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 1:37 PM
Yes, get it through your thick Hitler head TW Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 1:46 PM
Of course, if you'd rather suck Fresca's shit... TW Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 1:59 PM
Hey TW debate coach Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 2:08 PM
Refute it!!! I didn't even READ it!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA TW Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 2:15 PM
And a scumbag piece of shit fresca is a bigoted troll Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 2:26 PM
Incredible! He posts MORE hasbara shit! TW Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 3:13 PM
The Nature of Palestinian identity in their own words Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 4:48 PM
thanks for the laugh, at your prejudices PrionParty Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 4:52 PM
Long live Palestine History Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 7:26 PM
kill killtown Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 5:43 AM
The Impending Collapse of Zionism -- AWESOME!! TW Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 3:33 PM
Zionism, and all racist empires destined to die Against Racism Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 7:20 PM
Dispelling accusations of racism SJ Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 at 7:35 PM
world salad alert what are you talking about? Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 8:06 AM
Just wondering Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 8:17 AM
heard it before pot/kettle/black Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 9:29 AM
Yup, uh-huh TW Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 10:38 AM
credit where credit's due history buff Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 12:50 PM
Ahem! *cough* *cough* (circular argument much?) TW Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 1:37 PM
Quit ducking the point / changing the subject, fuckhead TW Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 2:29 PM
cam pete l. h. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 7:18 PM
Oh yeah, Ziff's Blackstone reference in "The Rape of Palestine" (Tia's fave) TW Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at 2:28 PM
Uh, no idiots TW Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at 2:55 PM
Uh, little problem there, Mr. Know-Nothing TW Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at 5:36 PM
Oh, you mean they tell a lot of BOOHOO stories about it TW Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at 6:58 PM
How about Koine? JS Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at 8:19 PM
Schtarker Yid Get the whole picture Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 at 2:45 PM
T&ypical insight into dealing with Palestinians Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at 8:08 AM
T&ypical insight into dealing with Palestinians Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at 8:10 AM
Back to topic Now that the mess is cleaned up Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at 3:25 PM

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