Israel/Palestine 101: An Animated Introduction to Understanding the Root Causes of the Conflict

24 Jul 2014

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In 1967, Israel defeated neighbouring Arab countries in a war that lasted six days. At the end of that war, Israel had captured the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. The West Bank has been under a military occupation ever since. This means that the Israeli army has complete control over these areas. Gaza retained a Jewish settler population and was under total military control until the Israeli government unilaterally withdrew soldiers and some 8,000 settlers in 2005. Israel, however, has retained full military control over Gaza's borders, airspace, and coastline, thus retaining "effective control" and thereby meeting the official definition of occupation.

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Everywoman Verified user
24 Jul


A really excellent explanation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I'm going to bookmark this page and refer others to it.

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