Israel in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 486 of 486

  • 2000-05-25 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
  • 2000-06-16 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.
  • 2001-04-30 The Mitchell Report on the Arab-Israeli conflict is published.
  • 2001-05-24 The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200 in Israel's worst-ever civil disaster.
  • 2002-01-03 The Palestinian freighter Karine A is seized by Israeli forces in the Red Sea
  • 2002-03-27 Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.
  • 2002-04-02 Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
  • 2002-07-22 Israel assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas's military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians.

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2002-11-16 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 2003-03-05 In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
  • 2003-08-19 A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children
  • 2003-10-04 Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
  • 2004-03-22 Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
  • 2005-02-08 Israel and Palestinians agree to ceasefire.
  • 2005-02-08 Leaders of both Palestine and Israel declare a truce in what many hope will be a "new era of peace"
  • 2005-03-16 Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
  • 2005-08-17 The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.
  • 2005-09-11 The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip.
  • 2005-09-12 Israel completes its withdrawal of all troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip.
  • 2006-01-04 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
  • 2006-09-22 Hezbollah claims "Divine Victory" over Israel in a massive demonstration in Beirut.
  • 2006-11-24 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.
  • 2008-09-21 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.
  • 2009-01-03 Israeli ground forces invade Gaza.
  • 2009-01-06 Israel begins an assault on the Gaza Strip

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2009-04-12 President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority makes a courtesy phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, restarting the Palestinian-Israeli dialogue

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 2010-05-31 Gaza Flotilla raid: Isreali Shayetet 13 soldiers board ships trying to break blockade of Gaze, during violent confrontation aboard MV Mavi Marmara 9 activists killed and several activists and soldiers injured
  • 2012-02-11 Israeli Air Force conducts four air strikes in Gaza Strip
  • 2012-03-10 At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza

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2012-04-04 German Nobel Laureate, Günter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2012-04-08 Günter Grass labelled persona non gratta by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai
  • 2012-05-14 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons agree to end mass hunger strike
  • 2012-07-18 6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria
  • 2012-11-10 Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30
  • 2012-11-18 Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets
  • 2012-11-21 An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated
  • 2013-02-26 A rocket launched from the Gaza strip into Israel ends the ceasefire since November 2012
  • 2014-03-13 After protests earlier this month, the Israeli parliament votes 65 to 1 for legislation that ends exemptions from military service for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students
  • 2014-03-19 Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights
  • 2014-06-02 The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence
  • 2014-06-12 Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
  • 2014-06-30 The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found
  • 2014-07-06 Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip
  • 2014-07-07 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza
  • 2014-07-08 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to "take their gloves off" against Hamas and to take any means necessary to "restore peace" to Israeli citizens
  • 2014-07-09 Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes
  • 2014-07-10 Yair Lapid warns of Israeli Defense Force ground operation if Gazan rocket fire do not stop
  • 2014-07-11 The UN Security Council calls for a special meeting to discuss the current Israel–Palestinian conflict; Israel continue attacks on Gaza
  • 2014-07-14 The Egyptian government propose a cease fire in the Israel–Gaza conflict
  • 2014-07-14 After 7 days, Israel has struck Gaza 1320 times, while Gaza has fired 940 rockets at Israel
  • 2014-07-15 Israel announces it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt; Hamas reject, saying they were not consulted
  • 2014-07-16 Death toll within Gaza surpasses 200 people following air strikes by Israel
  • 2014-07-16 Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected
  • 2014-07-16 Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza
  • 2014-07-17 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas
  • 2014-07-18 The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) call 18,000 additional reserves soldiers in campaign against Gaza
  • 2014-07-20 The Israeli Defence Force enter Shuja'iyya, a populous neighbourhood of Gaza City, as part of their ground offensive focused on destroying tunnels crossing the Israel border
  • 2014-07-21 After 3 weeks, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has struck about 2,800 targets in Gaza, while Gaza has fired 1,497 rockets at Israel
  • 2014-07-22 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force
  • 2014-07-22 European Union claim that Israel 'has the right to defend itself', but say civilian casualties in Gaza are unacceptable
  • 2014-07-24 Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel
  • 2014-07-24 Over 10,000 Palestinians protest Israel's operation in Gaza; 2 Palestinians killed after Al-Aqsa Brigades members fire at Israeli forces
  • 2014-07-25 Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein
  • 2014-07-25 Palestinian officials call for a "Day of Rage" in the West Bank and within Israel against Israel's operation against Gaza; Israeli Defence Force prepares for protests

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2014-07-25 Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 2014-07-26 While Israel reject long-term ceasefire that does not include destroying the Hamas tunnels, they agree to 12 hour ceasefire; Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip now exceeds 1000

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2014-07-27 Obama reaffirms Israel's "right to defend itself", but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014-07-28 UN Security Council hold emergency meeting calling for an immediate and indefinite humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
  • 2014-07-28 Missiles strike near Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving 10 dead and many wounded; Israeli Defence Force say they are not responsible
  • 2014-07-28 Israel criticizes John Kerry's proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip
  • 2014-07-29 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes
  • 2014-07-30 Death toll in Gaza reaches 1,346, while 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians have been killed
  • 2014-07-31 The US agree to resupply arms to Israel - including rocket launchers, mortar rounds, grenades - despite condemnation of civilian casualties in Gaza
  • 2014-07-31 Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire
  • 2014-08-01 USA and UN announce a 72 hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, though it quickly breaks down
  • 2014-08-03 The Israeli Defence Force remove much of its ground forces from the Gaza Strip following the destruction of 32 tunnels built by Hamas and other militants
  • 2014-08-03 At least 13 Palestinians reported killed in ongoing air raids and tank shelling by Israel
  • 2014-08-04 Hamas and Israel agree to another 72 hour ceasefire
  • 2014-08-05 Obama signs The Iron Dome Bill providing $225 million in additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense
  • 2014-08-08 Hamas rejects continuation of cease fire if Israel does not lift blockade
  • 2014-08-10 Israeli and Palestinian officials agree to another 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt
  • 2014-08-13 Israeli and Palestinian cease fire agreed to on August 8 is extended for another 120 hours to provide time for further negotiations
  • 2014-08-19 The 24 hour ceasefire extension renewal between Israel and Palestine is violated as Hamas fire rockets; Israeli Air Force respond, killing 9 Gazans
  • 2014-08-21 Israeli airstrike in Rafah kills Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al Atar and Mohammed Barhoum - 3 of Hamas's top commanders
  • 2014-08-26 Israel and Hamas accept another ceasefire
  • 2014-12-07 The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria

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