Arab-Israeli Conflict 2000-Present Key Events
Origins of the Conflict <ul><li>Conflict refers to the political and open hostilities between the Arabs living in the midd...
Importance of the West Bank <ul><li>The west bank is a landlocked portion of the River Jordan, bordering both Israel and J...
Gaza Withdrawal <ul><li>Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime minister, began Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li...
Operation Orchard <ul><li>Took place on Sep. 6, 2007-Israeli air strike on Deir ez-zor region of Syria </li></ul><ul><li>U...
Gaza War of 2008 <ul><li>6 month truce between the Hamas (terrorist group) and Israel expired on December 19, 2008 </li></...
Capture of Gilad Shalit <ul><li>June 25, 2006-Palestinian militants crossed into Israel and attacked Israeli army post. </...
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Arab israeli conflict

  1. 1. Arab-Israeli Conflict 2000-Present Key Events
  2. 2. Origins of the Conflict <ul><li>Conflict refers to the political and open hostilities between the Arabs living in the middle east and the Jews living in Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Started over territory disputes after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Religious differences between the two provide for radical and violent displays of hatred </li></ul>
  3. 3. Importance of the West Bank <ul><li>The west bank is a landlocked portion of the River Jordan, bordering both Israel and Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>Has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of Israeli people had settled on the West Bank, with most residing in the Gaza strip, a major area on the bank </li></ul><ul><li>According the Oslo accords of 1993, agreements were made that the Gaza Strip would be taken over by Palestinian authorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Israeli withdrawal would not end until 2005 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Gaza Withdrawal <ul><li>Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime minister, began Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>The decision was met with shock and rage from the entire country. </li></ul><ul><li>Gaza residents refused to leave their homes, and had to be forcibly removed by Israeli police and soldiers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Operation Orchard <ul><li>Took place on Sep. 6, 2007-Israeli air strike on Deir ez-zor region of Syria </li></ul><ul><li>U.S and Israeli officials claimed target was a facility used to make nuclear weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Syria denied this </li></ul>
  6. 6. Gaza War of 2008 <ul><li>6 month truce between the Hamas (terrorist group) and Israel expired on December 19, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Hamas resumed rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli cities, with 60 rockets being launched in one day </li></ul><ul><li>Israel responded by launching a massive aerial assault in Gaza, which led to major battles fought on the strip. </li></ul><ul><li>Following the fighting, Human Rights groups accused Hamas and Israel of war crimes, accusing each of targeting civilian homes, schools, and offices </li></ul><ul><li>Following the fighting, which ended with a ceasefire, BBC reported 40,000 Gazans were left without water, 4,000 homes were destroyed, and tens of thousands left homeless </li></ul>
  7. 7. Capture of Gilad Shalit <ul><li>June 25, 2006-Palestinian militants crossed into Israel and attacked Israeli army post. </li></ul><ul><li>During the attack, 2 Palestinians and 2 Israelis were killed </li></ul><ul><li>19 year old Shalit was captured and has been held in the Gaza strip by Hamas ever since </li></ul><ul><li>Hamas say they want 1,000 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel to be released in exchange for Shalit. </li></ul>

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