Timeline

It is important to understand the history of Israel’s occupation of Palestine as it helps put the present conflict into context.
The FOA timeline provides a brief overview of some of the key events that have taken place in the region.

    • 1897
      Basle Programme
    1897
    • 1916
      Sykes-Picot Agreement
    1916
    • 1917
      The Balfour Declaration
    1917
    • 1920
      British Mandate in Palestine
    1920
    • 1922
      The League of Nations gives Britain a Mandate in Palestine
    1922
    • 1939
      White Paper
    1939
    • 1946
      King David Hotel Attack
    1946
    • 1947
      Massacre of Qazaza Village
    • 1947
      Massacre of Khisas Village
    • 1947
      Halissa Quarter of Haifa
    • 1947
      UN Partition Plan
    1947
    • 1948
      Dahmash Mosque Massacre
    • 1948
      Palestinians in Israel under military rule
    • 1948
      Al-Aqsa Raid
    • 1948
      Massacre of Beit Daras Village
    • 1948
      Massacre of Tantura Village
    • 1948
      British Mandate Ends
    • 1948
      Nakba
    • 1948
      Israel declares statehood
    • 1948
      Conquest of Jerusalem
    • 1948
      Operation Yevussi
    • 1948
      Deir Yassin Massacre
    • 1948
      Operation Nahshon
    • 1948
      Plan Dalet
    • 1948
      Massacre of Al-Sheikh Village
    • 1948
      Rule Suspending the “Surplus Land”
    • 1948
      Massacre of Dawayma Village
    1948
    • 1949
      Armistice Agreement
    1949
    • 1950
      Israel Declares Jerusalem as its Capital
    1950
    • 1951
      Massacre of Sharafat Village
    1951
    • 1953
      Massacre of Qibya Village
    1953
    • 1954
      Massacre of Nahalin Village
    1954
    • 1955
      Operation Black Arrow
    1955
    • 1956
      Massacre of Qafr Qasem Village
    1956
    • 1966
      Massacre of Al-Sammou Village
    1966
    • 1967
      Allon Plan
    • 1967
      United Nations General Assembly 2253
    • 1967
      United Nations Security Council Resolution 237
    • 1967
      Israel annexes East Jerusalem, announces settlement program
    • 1967
      Land Confiscation in Jerusalem
    • 1967
      Six-Day War / Al Naksa
    • 1967
      Land Day
    1967
    • 1969
      Untied Nations Security Council Resolution 267
    • 1969
      United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2546
    1969
    • 1971
      Israel destroys houses in Nabi Samwill
    • 1971
      United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2792
    1971
    • 1973
      Yom Kippur War
    1973
    • 1978
      First Settlers Arrive in the Jordan Valley
    • 1978
      Israel Approves Ma’ale Adumim Settlement
    • 1978
      Camp David Accord
    1978
    • 1979
      United Nations Security Council Resolution 452
    • 1979
      United Nations Security Council Resolution 446
    1979
    • 1980
      Al-Aqsa Mosque Massacre
    • 1980
      Israeli Knesset Adopts the Basic Law of Jerusalem
    • 1980
      United Nations Security Council Resolution 476
    1980
    • 1982
      Sabra and Shatila Massacre
    1982
    • 1987
      First Palestinian Intifada
    1987
    • 1988
      West Bank Declared a Closed Military Zone
    • 1988
      Black Friday in Nablus
    1988
    • 1990
      Ayoun Qara Massacre in Rishon Lezion
    • 1990
      Al-Aqsa Mosque Massacre
    1990
    • 1991
      Madrid Conference
    1991
    • 1993
      Rachel Corrie Murder
    • 1993
      Oslo Accords I / Declaration of Principles
    1993
    • 1994
      Eretz Checkpoint Massacre
    • 1994
      Jabalia Massacre
    • 1994
      Untied Nations Security Council Resoltuion 904
    • 1994
      Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre
    1994
    • 1995
      Israeli High Court Ruling on Temple Mount
    • 1995
      Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike
    • 1995
      Oslo Accord II
    1995
    • 2000
      Second Intifada
    • 2000
      Camp David II
    2000
    • 2002
      Road Map to Peace
    • 2002
      Jenin Massacre
    • 2002
      Operation Defensive Shield
    2002
    • 2003
      Israel Starts the Construction of the Illegal Wall
    • 2003
      Thomas Hurndall Murder
    2003
    • 2004
      International court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on the Wall
    • 2004
      Israel Launches Operation Operation Days of Penitence
    2004
    • 2005
      Gaza Disengagement
    2005
    • 2006
      Operation Summer Rains
    2006
    • 2008
      Operation Hot Winter
    • 2008
      Operation Cast Lead
    • 2008
      Operation Summer Rains
    2008
    • 2010
      Mavi Marmara Attack
    2010
    • 2012
      Operation Pillar of Cloud
    2012
    • 2014
      Operation Protective Edge
    2014
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