Israeli-Palestinian Conflict timeline

  • War of Attrition

    The War of Attrition was a limited war fought between Israel and forces of Egypt and the Palestine Liberation Organization from 1967 to 1970. It... Read more

  • The Six-Day War

    The Six-Day War of June 5-10, 1967 was a war between the Israel army and the armies of the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. It is... Read more

  • Khartoum Resolution issued

    Following the 6-day war of 1967, the Israel unity government declared on June 19, 1967 that it was ready to return the Golan Heights to Syria,... Read more

  • Battle of Karameh

    The Battle of Karameh was fought on March 21, 1968 in the Jordanian town of Karameh between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and a combined force of... Read more

  • Avivim school bus massacre

    The Avivim school bus massacre was a terrorist attack on an Israeli school bus on May 22, 1970 in which 12 Israeli civilians were killed, nine of... Read more

  • Black September

    September 1970 is known as the Black September in Arab history and sometimes is referred to as the "era of regrettable events." It was a month when... Read more

  • Lod Airport massacre

    The Lod Airport massacre was a terrorist attack that occurred on May 30, 1972, in which three members of the Japanese Red Army, on behalf of the... Read more

  • Eleven Israeli athletes and coaches killed in Munich massacre

    The Munich massacre is an informal name for events occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli... Read more

  • Operation "Wrath of God"

    Operation Wrath of God, also called Operation Bayonet, was a covert operation directed by Israel and the Mossad to assassinate individuals alleged... Read more

  • Israeli raid on Lebanon: Operation Spring of Youth

    The 1973 Israeli raid on Lebanon (code-named Operation Spring of Youth) took place on the night of April 9 and early morning of April 10, 1973 when... Read more

  • Kiryat Shmona massacre

    On 11 April 1974, three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command crossed the Israeli border from Lebanon.... Read more

  • Ma'alot massacre

    The Ma'alot massacre was an attack on May 15, 1974 in Ma'alot, Israel, in which 22 Israeli high school students, aged 14–16, from Safed were killed... Read more

  • 1975 Ben Yehuda Street bombing

    On Friday, July 4, 1975, a refrigerator that had five kilograms of explosives packed into its sides exploded on Zion Square, a main square leading... Read more

  • Savoy Operation

    On the night of 4 March 1975 at 11:00 PM, eight Palestinians in two teams landed by boat on the Tel Aviv beach. Shooting and throwing grenades,... Read more

  • Operation Entebbe

    Operation Entebbe, also known as the Jonatan Operation or Entebbe Raid or Operation Thunderbolt, was a counter-terrorism hostage-rescue mission... Read more

  • South Lebanon conflict: Operation Litani

    The 1978 South Lebanon conflict (code-named Operation Litani by Israel) was an intervention in Lebanon up to the Litani River carried out by the... Read more

  • Coastal Road massacre

    The Coastal Road Massacre of 1978 was a Palestinian terrorist attack involving the hijacking of a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway in which 38... Read more

  • Camp David Accords signed

    The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on September 17, 1978, following... Read more

  • Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty signed

    The treaty demonstrated that Middle East leaders, and not just foreign powers, have the power to transform regional politics. Read more

  • 1982 Lebanon War

    The 1982 Lebanon War, called by Israel the Operation Peace of the Galilee, and later colloquially also known in Israel as the First Lebanon War,... Read more

  • Sabra and Shatila massacre

    The Sabra and Shatila massacre (or Sabra and Chatila massacre) was a massacre of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians carried out between September... Read more

  • Rome and Vienna airport attacks

    The Rome and Vienna airport attacks were two major terrorist attacks carried out on December 27, 1985. On that day at 08:15 GMT, four gunmen... Read more

  • First Intifada begins

    The First Intifada (1987–1993) (also "intifada") was a Palestinian Rebellion against Israeli rule in the Palestinian Territories. The rebellion... Read more

  • State of Palestine proclaimed by Palestinian National Council

    A declaration of a "State of Palestine" (Arabic: دولة فلسطين‎) took place in Algiers on November 15, 1988, by the Palestinian National Council, the... Read more

  • Tel Aviv-Jerusalem bus 405 attack

    The Tel Aviv-Jerusalem bus 405 attack occurred on July 6, 1989. Abd al-Hadi Ghanayem, a Palestinian traveling in a crowded bus en route from Tel... Read more