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The conflict between Israel and Hamas began in 2005 when Israel withdrew from Gaza. Hamas won the 2006 Palestinian legislative election and then defeated Fatah in 2007. 

 Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip and Israel declared it a hostile entity. Israel imposed sanctions on the Gaza Strip, including: Power cuts, Restricted imports, Border closures. 

Hamas has fought several wars with Israel, including 2008, 2012, 2014. 

Israel has responded with air strikes and troop deployments. Hamas has fired thousands of rockets into Israel. 

The conflict.

  • A seven-week battle
  • Thousands of Palestinian deaths
  • Ceasefires brokered by Egypt

The conflict.

  • Official discrimination against Arabs who remained in Israel
  • Military rule for nearly two decades
  • Expropriation of Arab land
  • Underfunding of Arab Israeli communities

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is about land ownership and control. The conflict has been ongoing since the early 20th century. 

Some of the core issues.

  • Two-state solution: An agreement that would create a state for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip alongside Israel. Hamas rejects this solution.
  • Israeli settlements: The expansion of Israeli settlements.
  • The status of Jerusalem: The Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam.
  • Refugees: The treatment of Palestinians.

Other factors that have contributed to the conflict include: 

  • The 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine
  • The 1948 Arab-Israeli War
  • The 1967 Six-Day War
  • The second intifada, which lasted from 2000 to 2005

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