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The ongoing blockade on land, air and sea imposed by Israel following the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in will enter its 13th year in June in the context of ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territory. Today, just over one million Palestine refugees out of a total population of 1. In addition, repeated hostilities in recent years have caused tremendous levels of destruction of physical infrastructure, loss of human life, and have contributed to serious deterioration of the social fabric.
Both Palestinians and Israelis have reasons not to escalate their latest conflict, writes Daniel Byman—though domestic pressures could cause the situation to spiral out of control. This piece was originally published in the Washington Post. Daniel L.
The Israeli military has said eight of these missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system. According to Haaretz one house in the southern city of Sderot was hit by shrapnel but nobody inside was reported injured. However, some vehicles are understood to have suffered damage and a year-old woman was lightly injured after falling whilst running for shelter. The Gaza Strip has been under Hamas control since while the West Bank remains under the control of the rival Fateh party.
Gaza Strip. A Gaza—Israel conflict escalation began on 3 Mayafter two Israeli soldiers were injured by sniper fire from the Gaza Strip during the weekly protests at the Gaza—Israel border. In response, the Israeli Air Force carried out an airstrike, killing two Palestinians.
The final protest coincided with the seventieth anniversary of the Nakbathe Palestinian exodus that accompanied Israeli independence, as well as the relocation of the U. While most of the protesters were peaceful, some stormed the perimeter fence and threw rocks and other objects. According to the United Nationsdemonstrators were killed and over 6, wounded by live ammunition.
Due in part to its desirable coastal location, the land now known as Gaza has been fought over from time to time for centuries, but the modern conflict over the region dates to Ina newly formed United Nations approved a plan to partition the region into a Jewish and an Arab state. The Palestinian Arabs, backed by Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, rejected the plan, as it gave them less than half the land despite their outnumbering Jewish residents two to one.
It was the first conviction of a soldier in connection with the shootings of Palestinians during mass protests along the border. Rocket fire from Gaza that drove the prime minister off the stage at a campaign event reminded Israelis of his past broken campaign promises. The suspects in suicide bombings that killed three police officers are said to be a part of Salafi jihadism, a movement that often clashes with Hamas.
Israelis and Arabs have been fighting over Gaza on and off, for decades. It's part of the wider Arab Israeli conflict. They were given a large part of Palestine, which they considered their traditional home but the Arabs who already lived there and in neighbouring countries felt that was unfair and didn't accept the new country.