Timeline Palestine (E) 2016 to Present

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2016        Jan 2, The Israeli air force carried out attacks on Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip early today, just hours after rockets from the enclave hit southern Israel.
    (AFP, 1/2/16)
2016        Jan 2, The Vatican announced that its first accord with the Palestinians -- an agreement that Israel has attacked as counter-productive to the Middle East peace process -- has come into force.
    (AFP, 1/2/16)

2016        Jan 4, A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli woman in Jerusalem before being shot and wounded.
    (AP, 1/4/16)
2016        Jan 4, Israeli forces destroyed the east Jerusalem homes of two Palestinians who killed four Israelis on Oct 13, one of the deadliest days in the recent surge in violence.
    (AFP, 1/4/16)

2016        Jan 5, A Palestinian stabbed and wounded a soldier in the southern West Bank before being shot dead.
    (AFP, 1/5/16)

2016        Jan 9, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian men at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. Details of the incident were disputed.
    (Reuters, 1/9/16)

2016        Jan 12, A 21-year-old Palestinian was shot dead after hurling stones at Israeli troops in the West Bank.
    (AP, 1/12/16)

2016        Jan 13, A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip sentenced four Palestinians to death on charges of spying for Israel.
    (AFP, 1/13/16)
2016        Jan 13, The Israeli military carried out a rare airstrike in Gaza, targeting a group of Palestinian militants placing explosives along the border and killing one of them.
    (AP, 1/13/16)

2016        Jan 14, Israelis troops killed two Palestinians who attacked soldiers with knives in the West Bank.
    (AP, 1/14/16)

2016        Jan 15, Palestinian Mohammad Qita (26) was killed in clashes with soldiers on the border between the Gaza strip and Israel in the second such fatality of the day.
    (AFP, 1/15/16)

2016        Jan 16, Palestinian officials said Qatari-funded construction projects have provided 1,000 new dwellings for Palestinians left homeless by the 2014 Gaza war with Israel, and a similar number for low-income families in the territory.
    (Reuters, 1/16/16)

2016        Jan 17, A Palestinian killed Israeli nurse Dafna Meir (38), a mother of six, in a stabbing attack at her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel. A Palestinian who tried to stab soldiers in the West Bank was shot dead. Security forces detained suspect Murad Ideis (15) after two days of extensive searches. On June 11 Israel's army destroyed the home of the Palestinian teenager who killed Meir.
    (AP, 1/17/16)(AFP, 1/18/16)(AP, 1/19/16)(AFP, 6/11/16)
2016        Jan 17, Palestinian officials said they had arrested a member of their peace negotiating department for spying for Israel. Another official said the suspect was arrested two weeks ago.
    (Reuters, 1/17/16)

2016        Jan 18, A knife attack on a street in an Israeli West Bank settlement wounded a 30-year-old pregnant woman. The Palestinian assailant (17) was shot by security personnel and taken to hospital in severe condition after the attack in Tekoa.
    (AFP, 1/18/16)

2016        Jan 20, Officials and media reports said Israel is moving to declare 150 hectares in the occupied West Bank as state land in what would be the largest such seizure since 2014.
    (AFP, 1/20/16)

2016        Jan 21, Israel confirmed it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.
    (Reuters, 1/21/16)

2016        Jan 23, Israeli police said a Palestinian girl (13) was shot dead by an Israeli security guard as she tried to stab him at the entrance to the Anatot settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 1/23/16)

2016        Jan 25, Palestinians Ibrahim Allan (23) and Hussein Abu Ghosh (17) were shot dead by a security guard after stabbing two Israeli women in a West Bank minimarket. Shlomit Krigman (24) died of her wounds the next day.
    (AP, 1/25/16)(AFP, 1/26/16)

2016        Jan 27, Seven members of the militant group Hamas were missing after the collapse of a tunnel in the Gaza Strip caused by rain and flooding.
    (AFP, 1/27/16)(AFP, 1/28/16)

2016        Jan 31, Israeli forces shot dead Amjad Sukkari (34), a policeman who worked as a bodyguard for the Palestinian attorney general, after he opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint and wounded three people.
    (AP, 1/31/16)

2016        Feb 1, A Palestinian was shot dead after trying to stab Israeli soldiers near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.
    (AFP, 2/1/16)

2016        Feb 3, Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed a female Israeli security officer (19) and seriously wounded another officer in Jerusalem before police shot and killed the attackers.
    (AP, 2/3/16)(AFP, 2/4/16)

2016        Feb 4, In central Israel two 13-year-old Arab Israeli girls stabbed and lightly wounded a security guard at a bus station in Ramle. Both girls were arrested.
    (AFP, 2/4/16)

2016        Feb 8, Palestinian and Israeli sources said Israel plans to increase the number of entry permits it grants to Palestinian workers, in a drive to ease economic hardship that has contributed to a wave of Palestinian attacks.
    (Reuters, 2/8/16)

2016        Feb 10, Israeli forces shot at a Palestinian who was throwing rocks at Israeli vehicles on road near the refugee camp. Omar Jawabreh (16) of the al-Aroub refugee camp north of Hebron was killed.
    (AP, 2/10/16)

2016        Feb 13, Egypt opened the Rafah crossing to the Gaza Strip for two days. A few hundred people were expected to be able to pass through during that time.
    (AP, 2/13/16)

2016        Feb 14, Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank. Palestinian woman Yasmin al-Zaru (20) tried to stab an Israeli policeman but was shot in the attempt in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron. Two armed Palestinians attacked Israeli police just outside the Old City walls before being shot dead by officers.
    (AP, 2/14/16)(AFP, 2/14/16)

2016        Feb 19, A Palestinian man (20) stabbed and wounded two policemen outside Jerusalem's Damascus Gate before they shot him dead.
    (AFP, 2/19/16)(AFP, 2/20/16)

2016        Feb 21, The Israeli military shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier at a West Bank checkpoint, after security forces managed to disarm and apprehend two separate potential attackers in a non-lethal manner.
    (AP, 2/21/16)

2016        Feb 24, Iran's ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali, said that Tehran would offer $7,000 to the families of each Palestinian killed in what he called the "Jerusalem intifada". He sad Iran will also give $30,000 to Palestinian families whose homes have been destroyed by Israel because a member is accused of carrying out an anti-Israeli attack. The next day Israel denounced the Iranian decision.
    (AFP, 2/25/16)

2016        Feb 26, The family of Mohammed al-Qeq (33), a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for a record 94 days, said he will end his strike "today" and will be freed on May 21. Israel says he has been involved in militant activities linked to Hamas.
    (AP, 2/26/16)
2016        Feb 26, An Israeli man was stabbed multiple times in the West Bank, the latest in months of near-daily Palestinian assaults on Israeli forces and civilians.
    (AP, 2/26/16)
2016        Feb 26, Bulgarian authorities investigated the apparent shooting death of Omar Nayef Zayed, a Palestinian wanted by Israel for a 1986 killing, inside the Palestinian Authority's embassy in Sofia. Zayed (52) had escaped from Israeli custody 25 years ago and has lived in Sofia since 1994.
    (AP, 2/26/16)

2016        Feb 29, Israeli drinks firm SodaStream laid off its last Palestinian workers and lashed out at the government for refusing to grant them work permits after it relocated from the West Bank to southern Israel.
    (AFP, 2/29/16)

2016        Feb, In Israel a Palestinian girl (12) was caught with a knife as she approached an Israeli settlement. She later pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter in a plea bargain and was sentenced to 4 months in prison. She was released on April 24.
    (AP, 4/24/16)

2016        Mar 1, Two Israeli soldiers said to be using a traffic app mistakenly entered a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank overnight, sparking clashes that killed one Palestinian and wounded 15 people.
    (AFP, 3/1/16)

2016        Mar 3, Israeli authorities said a Palestinian girl (14) stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli policeman in a West Bank village while gunshots fired elsewhere in the territory wounded another Israeli officer.
    (AP, 3/3/16)

2016        Mar 2, Israeli forces demolished dozens of structures including a school in the northern West Bank this week, leaving 10 families homeless.
    (AFP, 3/4/16)

2016        Mar 7, In Indonesia the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit ended with a call for a ban on products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories and pledged full support for the "inalienable rights" of the Palestinians. the move was not binding on member states.
    (AFP, 3/7/16)

2016        Mar 8, In Israel a Palestinian woman who tried to stab Israeli security forces was shot and killed by officers in Jerusalem's Old City. Another Palestinian was shot dead after attacking Israeli security forces with a knife in the Old City, and a third was shot and killed after stabbing an Israeli in the central city of Petah Tikvah. Taylor Force (28), a Vanderbilt University graduate student and a US military veteran, was killed and 11 people were wounded before police shot their attacker dead on a Tel Aviv beach.
    (AP, 3/8/16)(Reuters, 3/9/16)

2016        Mar 9, Two Palestinians opened fire on a bus and near Jerusalem's Old City, seriously wounding one person.
    (AFP, 3/9/16)

2016        Mar 10, Palestinian rescue services said 7 men were trapped after the collapse of a tunnel on the Egypt border. Five men were rescued. 2 were later found dead. An official later said the cave-in was caused by Egyptian flooding of the border zone in its campaign to stop smuggling.
    (AFP, 3/13/16)

2016        Mar 11, Israeli forces raided a TV station run by the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the West Bank as part of a crackdown to curb months of violence that Israel says has been fueled by incitement in the Palestinian media.
    (AP, 3/11/16)

2016        Mar 12, Israel staged a pre-dawn wave of air strikes hours after four rockets fired from the enclave by Palestinian militants hit southern Israel late March 11 without causing casualties. Israa Abu Khussa (6), wounded in the air strike, died of her injuries. Her brother Yassin (10) died earlier in the raid on a base of Hamas's military wing near their home in the northern Gaza village of Beit Lahiya.
    (AP, 3/12/16)
2016        Mar 12, A delegation of Hamas leaders from the Gaza Strip entered neighboring Egypt, seeking to patch up relations which soured with the 2013 overthrow of Islamist Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
    (AFP, 3/12/16)

2016        Mar 13, Some 40,000 Palestinian teachers suspended a three-week-old strike after President Mahmoud Abbas promised to increase their salaries next year.
    (AP, 3/13/16)
2016        Mar 13, In Dubai Palestinian teacher Hanan Al-Hroub was awarded the $1 million Global Teacher award for her innovative approach of using play to counter violent behavior. The foundation said her approach, detailed in her book "We Play and Learn," has led to a decline in violent behavior in schools where this is usually a frequent occurrence.
    (AFP, 3/14/16)

2016        Mar 14, Three Palestinians carried out two attacks, a shooting and a car-ramming, on Israelis in the southern occupied West Bank before they were shot dead.
    (AFP, 3/14/16)

2016        Mar 15, Israeli Army Radio said the government has appropriated 579 acres in the occupied West Bank near the Dead Sea and the Palestinian city of Jericho.
    (Reuters, 3/15/16)

2016        Mar 16, In southern Jordan a bus overturned late today in a remote area. The number of Palestinian pilgrims killed rose overnight from 14 to 16, including nine who had been pinned under the vehicle.
    (AP, 3/17/16)

2016        Mar 17, Two Palestinian assailants stabbed a female Israeli soldier in the northern West Bank before Israeli security forces killed them.
    (AP, 3/17/16)

2016        Mar 18, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man who tried to stab them in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 3/18/16)

2016        Mar 19, A Palestinian teenager stabbed and wounded an Israeli border guard in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron before being shot dead.
    (AFP, 3/19/16)

2016        Mar 22, Israel's military says troops raided a Palestinian university in the West Bank and seized militant propaganda linked to Hamas and other groups.
    (AP, 3/22/16)

2016        Mar 23, The Israeli military imposed a four-day closure on the West Bank, banning Palestinians from entering Israel during the Jewish festival of Purim.
    (AP, 3/23/16)

2016        Mar 24, Two knife-wielding Palestinians wounded an Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron before being shot dead by troops. The Israeli military detained Sergeant Elor Azaria who was captured on video shooting injured Palestinian Abd Elfatah Ashareef (21) lying on the ground.
    (AFP, 3/24/16)(AP, 3/24/16)(Reuters, 1/4/17)

2016        Mar 25, Palestinian Christians and foreign pilgrims marked Good Friday with a procession through Jerusalem's cobbled Old City amid increased security measures during an ongoing wave of violence.
    (AFP, 3/25/16)

2016        Mar, The UN Human Rights Council ordered the compilation of a database of companies that operate in Israels West Bank settlements. About 100 Israeli companies later received warning that they would be on the list. Some 50 intl. companies, mostly American European, were also warned.
    (SFC, 11/27/17, p.A4)

2016        Apr 3, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas quietly established a constitutional court. The nine-member body, which will have supremacy over all lower courts, was created without fanfare by presidential decree.
    (Reuters, 4/11/16)
2016        Apr 3, The Israeli defense body that handles civilian issues with the Palestinians expanded the fishing zone. The new easing of restrictions allowed fishermen in Gaza to now sail farther from the coastal territory.
    (AP, 4/3/16)

2016        Apr 14, A Palestinian armed with an axe attacked an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank and was shot dead, ending a three-week lull in deadly incidents.
    (AFP, 4/14/16)
2016        Apr 14, Israeli campaigners said Israel has approved plans for more than 200 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, adding to a sharp increase in settlement projects so far this year. The government disputed the claim, saying nearly all approvals involved "upgrading existing structures" and not new construction, without providing a more detailed breakdown.
    (AFP, 4/14/16)

2016        Apr 18, The Israeli military said it has discovered and destroyed a tunnel burrowing from Gaza into Israel the first tunnel to be discovered since Israel's 2014 war with the militant Hamas movement that runs the coastal strip.
    (AP, 4/18/16)

2016        Apr 20, In Israel a young Hamas militant (19), from Beit Jala near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, died from his wounds following an April 18 suicide attack on a bus that left 20 people wounded.
    (AFP, 4/21/16)

2016        Apr 21, The militant Hamas group deployed forces along the Egypt-Gaza border to counter Cairo's concerns that it is aiding Islamic State extremists in Egypt's lawless Sinai Peninsula.
    (AP, 4/21/16)

2016        Apr 26, Palestinian novelist Rabai al-Madhoun received the $50,000 award, known as the "Arabic Booker," for "Destinies: Concerto of the Holocaust and Nakba" in Abu Dhabi, which sponsors the competition.
    (AFP, 4/27/16)

2016        Apr 27, Israeli police shot dead Palestinian woman Maram Abu Ismail (24) and her brother, Ibrahim Taha (16), saying they were armed with knives and tried to carry out an attack at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. Alaa Soboh, a Palestinian bus driver said he witnessed the incident, and that the pair appeared to be unfamiliar with crossing procedures and were swiftly challenged at the checkpoint.
    (Reuters, 4/27/16)(SFC, 4/28/16, p.A2)

2016        May 3, Israel's Tax Authority said inspectors uncovered four tons of ammonium chloride enough to produce hundreds of rockets hidden inside sacks of salt about two weeks ago as the shipment was being transferred to Gaza.
    (AP, 5/3/16)

2016        May 4, It was reported that sewage has damaged Gazas limited fresh water supplies, decimated fishing zones and is now floating northward and affecting Israel.
    (SFC, 5/4/16, p.A3)

2016        May 5, Israeli warplanes struck four new Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip, as a flare-up continued to threaten a 2014 ceasefire agreement. The army said Hamas had "repeatedly fired and launched mortar rounds" across the border. Israel's military said it had discovered a cross-border tunnel built by the Islamist Hamas group from the Gaza Strip.
    (AFP, 5/5/16)(Reuters, 5/5/16)

2016        May 6, Israeli warplanes launched new strikes against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in response to mortar fire, as the worst cross-border violence since a 2014 war entered a third day.
    (AFP, 5/6/16)

2016        May 7, Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in Gaza early today in response to rocket fire as the worst flare-up of violence since a 2014 war entered a fourth day.
    (AFP, 5/7/16)

2016        May 23, Israeli police forces shot dead a Palestinian woman after she tried to stab a police officer at a West Bank checkpoint.
    (AP, 5/23/16)
2016        May 23, Private cement deliveries to the Gaza Strip resumed after Israel lifted a six-week ban it imposed over the alleged diversion of materials by an official in the Palestinian territory.
    (AFP, 5/23/16)

2016        May 26, Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.
    (AP, 5/26/16)

2016        May 31, Gaza's Hamas rulers executed three Palestinians convicted of murder, defying an agreement with the rival Palestinian Fatah faction.
    (AP, 5/31/16)

2016        Jun 1, Egypt opened its border with Gaza for the second time in a month, giving Palestinians a four-day respite from a closure stemming from friction between Cairo and the enclave's Islamist rulers.
    (Reuters, 6/1/16)

2016        Jun 6, Palestininan Jamal Dweika (20) died of wounds after being shot by Israeli soldiers in clashes after stones at Jewish worshippers at the Joseph's Tomb in Nablus.
    (AP, 6/6/16)

2016        Jun 8, Israel's army locked down the Palestinian town of Yatta after Palestinian gunmen shot dead 4 people at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot. One of the attackers was arrested, while the other was wounded by gunfire. Both were from Yatta.
    (AFP, 6/9/16)

2016        Jun 9, The Israeli military revoked permits for 83,000 Palestinians to visit Israel and said it would send hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank a day after a Palestinian gun attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv. Collective punishment is banned under international law.
    (AP, 6/10/16)

2016        Jun 10, The Israeli military said the West Bank will be closed off until the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot on June 12, due to security concerns following a Palestinian shooting attack this week that killed four civilians.
    (AP, 6/10/16)

2016        Jun 21, Israeli troops shot dead Mahmoud Rafat Badran (15), a Palestinian teenager, and wounded four others as they returned from a swimming pool after apparently mistaking them for stone-throwers, sparking outrage and drawing renewed attention to open fire rules.
    (AFP, 6/21/16)

2016        Jun 24, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian woman who rammed a vehicle into a parked car near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, injuring two people sitting inside.
    (AP, 6/24/16)

2016        Jun 27, Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.
    (AFP, 6/27/16)

2016        Jun 28, Israeli police banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following two days of clashes with Palestinian rioters at the site.
    (AP, 6/28/16)

2016        Jun 30, Palestinian Mohammed Nasser Tarayra (19) fatally stabbed American-Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel (13) in her bedroom in the occupied West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba. Israeli guards shot the attacker dead. On August 15 the Israeli army destroyed Tarayras home.
    (Reuters, 6/30/16)(AFP, 8/15/16)

2016        Jul 1, Palestinian Sarah Tarayreh (27) was killed when she pulled out a knife and threatened an officer at a checkpoint near the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron. A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a family traveling in a car in the West Bank, killing Israeli Michael Mark (48) and wounding his wife and two teenage children.
    (AP, 7/1/16)(AFP, 7/2/16)

2016        Jul 2, The Israeli military struck a series of militant sites in Gaza early today in response to a rocket attack that hit a kindergarten in the Israeli border town of Sderot. No injuries were reported on either side
    (AP, 7/2/16)
2016        Jul 2, Israeli troops locked down the occupied West Bank's most populous city Hebron and surrounding villages after two Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks nearby.
    (AFP, 7/2/16)

2016        Jul 3, Turkey delivered humanitarian aid and other non-military products to Gaza. The Panama-flagged Lady Leyla landed in the Israeli port of Ashdod with 11,000 tons of supplies, including food packages of flour, rice, and sugar, as well as 10,000 toys.
    (SFC, 7/4/16, p.A2)

2016        Jul 4, Israel forces demolished the West Bank homes of two assailants families who killed an Israeli citizen last December. Four Palestinian youths were wounded in clashes with troops demolishing the homes.
    (SFC, 7/5/16, p.A2)

2016        Jul 6, Israel relaunched the bidding process to build 42 new homes in the  in Kiryat Arba settlement in the occupied West Bank where a Palestinian stabbed to death a 13-year-old Israeli last week.
    (AFP, 7/6/16)

2016        Jul 10, The Islamic Jihad militant group said one of its tunnels in Gaza has collapsed, killing a militant who was inside.
    (AP, 7/10/16)

2016        Jul 13, Officers with Israel's paramilitary border police were confiscating an arms-manufacturing machine when a car accelerated toward them. Security forces fired toward the car, killing  Anwar al-Salaymeh (22). Another Palestinian was taken to hospital, and a third Palestinian was detained for questioning.
    (AP, 7/13/16)

2016        Jul 17, Israeli police arrested a Palestinian man (20) carrying pipe bombs and knives in his bag at a light railway station in Jerusalem during the morning rush hour.
    (AP, 7/17/16)

2016        Jul 18, A Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank before being shot. The soldiers were lightly wounded.
    (AP, 7/18/16)
2016        Jul 18, Clashes erupted in the West Bank as Israel's military demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of involvement in a February attack outside Jerusalem's Old City that killed a policewoman.
    (AFP, 7/18/16)

2016        Jul 21, Qatar said it would give $30 million to help pay the salaries of thousands of Gaza Strip public sector workers left without a full wage package since 2013.
    (Reuters, 7/22/16)

2016        Jul 25, Officials and rights groups said Israeli authorities have advanced plans for 770 new settlement homes in annexed east Jerusalem, drawing condemnation from Palestinian leaders and the United Nations.
    (AFP, 7/25/16)

2016        Jul 26, Israeli authorities destroyed 11 Palestinian homes in an area on the outskirts of Jerusalem divided from the city by Israel's separation wall. Authorities alleged the owners did not have building permits.
    (AFP, 7/26/16)

2016        Jul 28, Dakota Lions Sight & Health, a South Dakota-based eye and tissue bank, said it isn't responsible for injuries caused by infected corneas that were shipped to the Palestinian territories.
    (AP, 7/28/16)

2016        Jul 31, Palestinian Rami Awartani (31), armed with a knife, charged at Israeli soldiers on the outskirts of of Nablus in the occupied West Bank and was shot dead.
    (AFP, 7/31/16)

2016        Aug 4, Israel's internal security agency said Mohammed el-Halabi, a senior employee of the international aid group World Vision in the Gaza Strip, siphoned off millions of dollars of the charity's funds and transferred them to the Islamic militant group Hamas, assisting it in building tunnels and purchasing arms. El-Halabi was arrested in June as he was crossing from Israel into Gaza.
    (AP, 8/4/16)

2016        Aug 5, The Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement that 80 prisoners stopped eating today, joining 325 who have been fasting for the past two days at various prisons in Israel and the occupied West Bank.
    (AFP, 8/5/16)
2016        Aug 5, Australia said it was suspending funding for relief group World Vision's operations in the Palestinian Territories after allegations its Gaza representative funneled millions of dollars to the Islamist militant group Hamas.
    (Reuters, 8/5/16)

2016        Aug 6, More than 300 Palestinian prisoners halted a hunger strike after Israel prison authorities agreed to end "humiliating" body searches and return recently transferred prisoners.
    (AFP, 8/6/16)

2016        Aug 9, Israel demolished five homes in the occupied West Bank, leaving 27 Palestinians homeless, more than half of them children. The structures had been built with EU aid after houses in the village, on the southern tip of the West Bank, were demolished at least eight times.
    (AP, 8/9/16)

2016        Aug 18, Two Palestinian police officers were slain by criminals in the West Bank. Two gunmen were killed the next day in a shootout in Nablus.
    (AP, 8/19/16)

2016        Aug 23, Israel uncovered an illegal Palestinian weapons manufacturing network in the West Bank overnight in one of its largest raids during a months-long crackdown on illicit arms.
    (AP, 8/23/16)
2016        Aug 23, Palestinian Ahmed Halawa, the alleged leader of the August 18 attack on security police, was arrested by police overnight and taken to the city's Jneid prison. Once there, he was severely beaten by security personnel, lost conciousness and died.
    (AFP, 8/23/16)
2016        Aug 23, Israeli security forces rushed to the West Bank city of Nablus to rescue 60 ultra-Orthodox Hassids stoned by Palestinians as they visited Joseph's Tomb in a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the city. Palestinians believe an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Yussef Dweikat, was buried there two centuries ago.
    (AFP, 8/23/16)

2016        Aug 24, An Israeli soldier shot dead a Palestinian motorist who had stabbed him and threw rocks from his car at a military vehicle in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 8/25/16)

2016        Aug 26, Israeli soldiers shot and killed an apparently unarmed Palestinian who ran toward their position in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank. The incident was under review.
    (Reuters, 8/26/16)

2016        Aug 30, Israel's military overnight destroyed the home in Dura of Mohammed Abed Almajid Mohammed El-Amaira (38), a Palestinian accused of involvement in the July 1 shooting attack in the occupied West Bank that led to the death of a rabbi.
    (AFP, 8/30/16)

2016        Aug 31, Israeli authorities shut down the Palestinian Al-Sanabel radio station in the occupied West Bank in an overnight operation in Dura over "incitement" to violence. Five people, including the station director, were arrested.
    (AFP, 8/31/16)

2016        Sep 4, Israeli tank fire targeted a Hamas post on the Gaza Strip border overnight after gunfire at Israeli forces in the area, with no injuries reported.
    (AFP, 9/4/16)

2016        Sep 5, Israeli police opened fire during an alleged car-ramming attack targeting officers in the Shuafat refugee camp in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem killing passenger Mustafa Nimr (27). Israel's Channel 10 television later broadcast video of the incident that appeared to show shots being fired after the car was stopped, with Mustafa Nimr already on the ground either wounded or dead.
    (AFP, 9/7/16)

2016        Sep 8, Israeli defense officials said that the government has begun work on a $530 million underground barrier along the border with Gaza meant to block Hamas militants from tunneling into Israel.
    (SFC, 9/9/16, p.A4)

2016        Sep 9, Palestinian Abdel-Rahman Al-Dabbagh (18) was killed during a rock-throwing protest near the Gaza-Israel border A Palestinian health official said Israeli soldiers shot him, but the Israeli army said troops were not responsible.
    (Reuters, 9/10/16)

2016        Sep 16, In Israel three alleged assailants were killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis, shattering weeks of relative calm in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
    (AFP, 9/16/16)

2016        Sep 17, A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron before being shot dead, the army said, in the fourth such attack in under 24 hours. Forces at the scene shot the assailant, resulting in his death.
    (AFP, 9/17/16)

2016        Sep 18, A Palestinian attacker stabbed an Israeli army officer in the chest near a West Bank settlement and moderately wounded him, before Israeli soldiers shot the attacker and apprehended him.
    (AP, 9/18/16)

2016        Sep 19, Two Palestinians were killed as they tried to stab Israeli police in the West Bank city of Hebron. A third Palestinian was shot and wounded after stabbing and wounding two Israeli police officers in Jerusalem.
    (AP, 9/19/16)

2016        Sep 20, A Palestinian (16) who tried to stab an Israeli soldier was shot dead. An Israeli aircraft intercepted a drone launched by Hamas.
    (Reuters, 9/20/16)

2016        Sep 21, Israeli guards shot and wounded an unarmed 13-year-old Palestinian girl after she did not stop at a checkpoint. The Israeli defence ministry said the girl was not carrying a weapon but told officers afterwards that she had wanted to die.
    (AFP, 9/21/16)

2016        Oct 5, Israel's military struck several Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip after a rocket launched from the Palestinian enclave hit a nearby Israeli city, with no casualties reported on either side.
    (AFP, 10/5/16)

2016        Oct 9, A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem, killing 2 people and wounding five others before being shot dead.
    (AP, 10/9/16)

2016        Oct 18, In the Gaza Strip a Hamas-run court sentenced a man to death for allegedly collaborating with Israel.
    (SFC, 10/19/16, p.A2)

2016        Oct 19, Palestinian woman Raheeq Shajeyeh Youssef (19) approached Israeli border police with a knife in a tense area of the West Bank and was shot dead by officers. Video later emerged appearing to show officers open fire on the woman after she was already on the ground.
    (AP, 10/19/16)(AFP, 10/20/16)

2016        Oct 28, A Palestinian attacked Israeli troops with his car late today and then with a knife in the occupied West Bank before being shot and seriously wounded.
    (AP, 10/29/16)

2016        Nov 3, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier near Ofra in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 11/3/16)

2016        Nov 16, Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval to a disputed bill that would retroactively legalize Jewish ettlement outposts built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 11/16/16)

2016        Nov 18, A Palestinian (26) was killed by Israeli soldiers in clashes along the Gaza border. Israeli soldiers said dozens of Palestinians had breached the buffer zone.
    (SFC, 11/19/16, p.A2)

2016        Nov 23, Israel revived plans to build 500 new homes for Jewish settlers in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 11/23/16)

2016        Nov 29, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah re-elected him party head as the movement opened its first congress since 2009 with talk mounting of who will eventually succeed the 81-year-old.
    (AFP, 11/29/16)

2016        Nov, Bilal Rozayna, the brother of Hamas internal security chief Mustafa Rozayna, was arrested after he entered Israel.
    (AP, 12/28/16)

2016        Dec 3, More than 1,300 Fatah delegates confirmed the leadership role of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by acclamation and elected 18 members of the movement's top decision-making Central Committee.
    (AP, 12/4/16)

2016        Dec 4, Palestinian emergency workers said they have recovered the bodies of three men who went missing in a smuggling tunnel between Gaza and Egypt. The tunnel caved in after the Egyptian military flooded it with water. One person remained missing.
    (AP, 12/4/16)

2016        Dec 14, A Palestinian court sentenced in absentia Mohammed Dahlan, a political foe of President Mahmoud Abbas, to three years in prison for allegedly embezzling $16 million as a Cabinet minister. Dahlan has lived in exile since falling out with Abbas in 2010.
    (AP, 12/14/16)
2016        Dec 14, Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in Gaza on the 29th anniversary of the founding of the militant Islamist group Hamas.
    (SFC, 12/15/16, p.A3)
2016        Dec 14, In East Jerusalem a Palestinian youth wielding a screwdriver stabbed and lightly wounded two Israeli police officers before being shot and killed.
    (AP, 12/14/16)

2016        Dec 15, In Israel residents of the Amona outpost, a wildcat Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, rejected a proposal to leave voluntarily. Some 40 families were under a High Court order to be evacuated by December 25 since the settlement was found to have been built on private Palestinian land.
    (AFP, 12/15/16)
2016        Dec 15, European Union diplomats said Israel demolished 866 structures in 2016, leaving 1,221 Palestinians homeless, almost half of them children.
    (AP, 12/15/16)
2016        Dec 15, Mohammed Alzoari (49) was found gunned down in his car near his home in Sfax, Tunisia. He had joined the military wing of Hamas in 2006 and led the development of its drones. Hamas accused Israel of assassinating him.
    (AP, 12/18/16)

2016        Dec 18, Israeli settlers due to be evicted from the Amona outpost in the occupied West Bank accepted a government-proposed deal to head off a forced evacuation and confrontation with troops.
    (Reuters, 12/18/16)
2016        Dec 18, Israel forces shot and killed Ahmad Rimawi (19) after he hurled stones at Israeli troops in Beit Rima, near Ramallah.
    (AP, 12/18/16)

2016        Dec 22, In Israel Basel Ghattas, an Arab lawmaker in the Knesset, to have his parliamentary immunity stripped amid an investigation into suspicions he smuggled cellphones to Palestinian prisoners.
    (AP, 12/22/16)
2016        Dec 22, The UN Security Council postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding that Israel halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem. Egypt requested the delay to allow time for consultations on the measure.
    (AFP, 12/22/16)

2016        Dec 23, The UN Security Council passed a landmark resolution condemning Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank after the United States refrained from using its veto. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the US, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted. New Zealand, along with Senegal, Venezuela and Malaysia, co-sponsored the UN Security Council resolution.
    (Reuters, 12/23/16)(AFP, 12/24/16)(AP, 6/13/17)

2016        Dec 25, Israel summoned representatives of states that supported a UN resolution demanding it halts settlement activity, while cutting civilian coordination with Palestinians by way of rebuke.
    (AFP, 12/25/16)

2016        Dec 30, In Israel a Palestinian woman was shot and wounded after approaching an Israeli security checkpoint near Jerusalem with a knife.
    (AFP, 12/30/16)

2016        Ben Ehrenreich authored The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.
    (Econ, 6/11/16, p.82)

2017        Jan 1, The Israeli government ruled that it would not release to their families the bodies of Hamas militants killed during attacks on Israelis but would instead bury them.
    (AFP, 1/1/17)

2017        Jan 4, Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria, who shot dead a Palestinian assailant lying wounded and motionless on the ground in the occupied West Bank last March 24, was convicted of manslaughter in one of the most polarizing cases in Israel's history.
    (Reuters, 1/4/17)
2017        Jan 4, Palestinian fisherman Mohammed Al-Hissi (33) disappeared after colliding with an Israeli navy ship off the Gaza coast.
    (AP, 1/7/17)

2017        Jan 8, Palestinian Fadi Qunbar (28) rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers visiting a popular tourist spot in Jerusalem, killing four and wounding at least 15 people. Qunbar was killed as an Israeli soldier fired on the attacker and distributed video of him saying he shot after realizing it was not an accident. On Dec 9 Israeli police arrested nine people in relation to the attack including 5 Qunbar relatives.
    (AFP, 1/8/17)(SFC, 1/10/17, p.A2)

2017        Jan 9, Israeli authorities charged two Palestinians, arrested last month, with helping to smuggle hundreds of cameras to the Gaza Strip for the Islamic militant group Hamas and others.
    (AP, 1/9/17)

2017        Jan 10, Palestinian leaders called for prayers at mosques across the Middle East this week to protest plans by President-elect Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)
2017        Jan 10, Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank shot dead a Palestinian who attacked them during an overnight operation to arrest suspected militants at the Al-Fara refugee camp. A Palestinian rights group said the man was shot in his home at point blank range.
    (AFP, 1/10/17)

2017        Jan 11, Hamas detained Gaza comedian Adel al-Mashwakhi (32), just hours after he posted the one-minute clip with the title, "Hamas, it's enough!"
    (AP, 1/12/17)
2017        Jan 11, The Israeli military said the Palestinian militant group Hamas has chatted up dozens of Israeli soldiers online using photos of young women and Hebrew slang to gain control of their phone cameras and microphones.
    (Reuters, 1/11/17)

2017        Jan 12, Thousands of Palestinians participated in a demonstration in the Gaza Strip to protest chronic power cuts during the cold winter season.
    (AP, 1/12/17)

2017        Jan 15, In France representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Neither Israel nor the Palestinians attended the conference.
    (AFP, 1/15/17)

2017        Jan 16, Israeli border police shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian youth as violence erupted near the town of Bethlehem between a crowd of stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli troops.
    (Reuters, 1/16/17)
2017        Jan 16, Fuel from Qatar arrived in the Gaza Strip, helping ease a crippling power shortage that has sparked rare demonstrations against the territory's Hamas rulers who responded with a crackdown on protesters.
    (AP, 1/16/17)

2017        Jan 17, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who had tried to stab a soldier at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 1/17/17)

2017        Jan 19, International aid workers opened a new desalination plant in the Gaza Strip, bringing some relief to a territory where 97 percent of the water is undrinkable. The plant will initially produce 6,000 cubic meters of water a day. In all, the population uses 150,000 cubic meters a day, most of it from a depleted coastal aquifer.
    (AP, 1/19/17)

2017        Jan 22, In Israel the municipality of Jerusalem granted final approval for the construction of hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while a hard-line Cabinet minister pushed the government to annex a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the presidency of Donald Trump.
    (AP, 1/22/17)

2017        Jan 24, Israel announced plans for 2,500 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the second such declaration since US President Donald Trump took office signaling he would be less critical of such projects than his predecessor.
    (Reuters, 1/24/17)

2017        Jan 26, Israeli officials gave final approval to 153 east Jerusalem settler homes, adding to a sharp increase in such projects since US Pres. Donald Trump took office.
    (AFP, 1/26/17)

2017        Jan 27, Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya returned to Gaza after five months abroad. Haniya had left in September to perform the Muslim hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, returning via Gulf countries and Egypt, where he sought to mend frayed relations.
    (AFP, 1/27/17)

2017        Jan 31, In Israel rightist protesters scuffled with Israeli police carrying out a court order to evict settlers from the illegal Amona outpost in the occupied West Bank, hours after the government announced more construction in larger settlements.
    (Reuters, 2/1/17)

2017        Feb 6, A Palestinian rocket launched from Gaza struck Israel, causing no casualties or damage, in a rare attack that drew Israeli air strikes against Palestinian militant targets.
    (Reuters, 2/6/17)
2017        Feb 6, Israels parliament passed a new law legalizing dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land.
    (AFP, 2/7/17)

2017        Feb 7, Palestinian Pres. Mahmud Abbas called a new Israeli law legalizing dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land an "attack against our people".
    (AFP, 2/7/17)

2017        Feb 8, Israeli and Palestinian rights groups petitioned the Supreme Court asking it to strike down a new law allowing expropriation of private Palestinian land for Jewish settlers.
    (AFP, 2/8/17)

2017        Feb 9, In central Israel a Palestinian (18) opened fire and stabbed shoppers with a screwdriver near a busy open air market wounding at least six people in Petah Tikva.
    (AP, 2/9/17)

2017        Feb 13, Hamas elected in secret Yahya Sinwar, a hardline member of the Palestinian Islamist movement's armed wing, as its new Gaza leader, indicating a tougher stand against longtime adversary Israel.
    (AP, 2/13/17)

2017        Feb 14, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly with the CIA chief in the West Bank, as they expressed concern over the Trump administration's suggestion that a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is optional.
    (AP, 2/15/17)

2017        Feb 15, President Donald Trump and PM Benjamin Netanyahu renewed the US-Israel partnership in defiance of international pressure for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Shortly before Trump was to welcome Netanyahu to the White House, a senior US official briefed reporters that Washington would no longer insist that any peace deal lead to a recognized Palestinian state.
    (AFP, 2/15/17)

2017        Feb 19, Hamas military courts in Gaza sentenced three Palestinians to death for allegedly spying for Israel and upheld the sentences of three others.
    (AP, 2/19/17)

2017        Feb 21, Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria, who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant on March 24, 2016, was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment, in a show of leniency that drew Palestinian outrage after one of the most divisive trials in Israel's history.
    (Reuters, 2/21/17)

2017        Feb 23, An Israeli court ordered Nael Barghouti, a senior Hamas member, to complete his life sentence, after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas.
    (AP, 2/23/17)
2017        Feb 23, An Israeli fighter jet shot down a drone belonging to the Islamist group Hamas that had taken off from the Gaza Strip.
    (Reuters, 2/23/17)

2017        Feb 24, Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler.
    (AFP, 2/24/17)

2017        Feb 25, Palestinian authorities recovered the bodies of three workers who had inhaled toxic gas in a smuggling tunnel beneath Gaza's border with Egypt.
    (AP, 2/25/17)

2017        Feb 27, Israeli aircraft carried out a series of strikes in Gaza, wounding at least four people, after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory hit an empty area in southern Israel.
    (Reuters, 2/27/17)

2017        Feb, Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing to the Gaza strip to commercial traffic.
    (Econ, 4/22/17, p.42)

2017        Mar 1, A Palestinian broke into a home in a West Bank settlement near Hebron and stabbed an Israeli, who then shot and killed the intruder.
    (AP, 3/1/17)

2017        Mar 6, Palestinian militant Basil al-Araj (31) was killed in a shootout with Israeli forces in the West Bank. Police said he headed a group planning attacks against Israeli targets and collected weapons for the group.
    (AP, 3/6/17)

2017        Mar 13, Several hundred Palestinians marched in an anti-government protest, calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas and criticizing his security coordination with Israel. Separately, Palestinian journalists staged a sit-in nearby to protest the violent dispersal of an anti-government protest by Palestinian riot police a day earlier.
    (AP, 3/13/17)

2017        Mar 14, Israel ordered the closure of an office in Arab East Jerusalem as it was suspected of being funded by the Palestinian Authority and involved with monitoring the sale of Palestinian property to Jews.
    (Reuters, 3/14/17)

2017        Mar 16, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he would honor his commitment to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first in two decades.
    (Reuters, 3/16/17)

2017        Mar 18, The Israeli military carried out the airstrikes early today against two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a projectile that landed in an open field. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the firing.
    (AP, 3/18/17)
2017        Mar 18, Rima Khalaf, a UN undersecretary-general, resigned after refusing to withdraw her report for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. She had authored a recent report that accused Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime." Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas soon informed Rima Khalaf by phone that she would receive the Palestine Medal of the Highest Honor in recognition of her "courage and support" for the Palestinian people.
    (AP, 3/19/17)

2017        Mar 19, A Hamas military court sentenced two Palestinians to death for drug smuggling in the Gaza Strip, in the first punishment of its kind in the enclave. A third suspect was sentenced to hard labor.
    (AFP, 3/19/17)

2017        Mar 20, The United States criticized the UN Human Rights Council, saying addressing the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories as part of its agenda exhibited the group's "long-standing bias against Israel."
    (Reuters, 3/20/17)

2017        Mar 21, Israel's Shin Bet security agency said that it had arrested Muhammad Murtaja, a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish government, on suspicion of diverting funds to militants.
    (AP, 3/21/17)

2017        Mar 24, Hamas official Mazen Faqha (38) was shot dead by an unknown gunman at his home in the Gaza Strip. Israeli media said Faqha was responsible for cells of Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. On May 11 Hamas said it has apprehended the killer of Mazen Fuqaha and that he carried out the assassination on Israel's orders.
    (AFP, 3/25/17)(Reuters, 5/11/17)(Econ, 4/22/17, p.42)

2017        Mar 26, Hamas shut the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel after blaming the Jewish state for the assassination of one of its officials in the Palestinian enclave.
    (AFP, 3/26/17)

2017        Mar 27, Hamas authorities partially reopened the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, after a one-day closure following the assassination of one of the group's leaders.
    (AFP, 3/27/17)

2017        Mar 29, Israeli paramilitary police officers shot and killed a Palestinian woman who tried to attack them with a knife outside Jerusalem's walled Old City.
    (Reuters, 3/29/17)

2017        Mar 30, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahus Security Cabinet approved a plan to create Israel's first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years despite international concern over the issue. Netanyahu also ordered limitations on settlement expansion in territory Palestinians claim for a state.
    (AFP, 3/30/17)(AP, 3/31/17)(SFC, 3/30/17, p.A2)

2017        Mar 31, Palestinian Hatem al-Maghari returned overnight to his family in Gaza after 17 years in an Israeli jail. He had been arrested and convicted of murder after the brutal lynching of two Israeli soldiers in 2000, but was released this week after new evidence emerged. He was still found guilty of aggression against a soldier and not preventing an offence and sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison, but with time already served was released immediately.
    (AFP, 3/31/17)

2017        Apr 1, A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank stabbed and wounded three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City before being shot dead by border guards.
    (AFP, 4/1/17)

2017        Apr 6, A Palestinian man carried out a car-ramming next to a bus stop near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, killing an Israeli soldier and wounding another.
    (AFP, 4/6/17)
2017        Apr 6, Gaza's Hamas rulers hanged three Palestinian men they convicted of collaborating with Israel, fulfilling vows of revenge for the mysterious killing of one of their commanders last month.
    (AFP, 4/6/17)

2017        Apr 8, Fresh protests against civil service pay cuts broke out in Gaza, amid pressure on Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to act. The decision this week by the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority to impose pay cuts on its civil servants in the Gaza Strip has sparked anger among the employees.
    (AFP, 4/8/17)

2017        Apr 9, In Lebanon Palestinian residents fled the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp in the port city of Sidon as clashes between security forces and radical Islamists intensified for the third day. The camp's radical groups have regularly fallen afoul of Palestinian security forces for hiding fugitives from the Lebanese law. A member of the Fatah faction was killed in the clashes. The clashes have left at least four people dead.
    (AP, 4/9/17)(Reuters, 4/9/17)(SFC, 4/10/17, p.A2)

2017        Apr 13, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Palestinians must be allowed to build an independent state, after meeting Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, who pushed Beijing to do more in the Middle East peace process.
    (Reuters, 4/13/17)

2017        Apr 14, A Palestinian man fatally stabbed Hannah Bladon (20), a British woman, on Jerusalem's transit network, as Christians marked Good Friday and Muslims held prayers at respective holy sites nearby. Police officers restrained Jamil Tamimi (57) and carried him away. Tamimi was convicted in 2011 for sexually assaulting his daughter. On May 11 Tamimi was charged with premeditated murder.
    (Reuters, 4/14/17)(AFP, 5/11/17)

2017        Apr 17, Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails began a hunger strike in response to a call by prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, widely seen as a possible future Palestinian president. Palestinians termed the open-ended strike a protest against poor conditions and an Israeli policy of detention without trial that has been applied against thousands since the 1980s.
    (Reuters, 4/17/17)

2017        Apr 18, Israel vowed not to negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian detainees on the second day of a hunger strike led by prominent prisoner and popular leader Marwan Barghouti.
    (AFP, 4/18/17)

2017        Apr 19, A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a West Bank bus stop, wounding an Israeli man, before Israeli troops shot and killed the driver.
    (AP, 4/19/17)
2017        Apr 19, Two Palestinian sisters from Gaza were caught trying to smuggle explosives hidden in medicine containers into Israel as they were headed for cancer treatment at a Jerusalem hospital.
    (AP, 4/20/17)

2017        Apr 20, Several dozen Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces outside the Ofer Prison where detainees were on a hunger strike. A group of Israeli hardliners nearby taunted prisoners by barbecuing.
    (AFP, 4/20/17)

2017        Apr 23, In Israel a Palestinian stabbed and slightly wounded four people along Tel Aviv's beachfront. Police arrested him and described the attack as terrorism-related.
    (Reuters, 4/23/17)

2017        Apr 27, Pres. Mahmoud Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.
    (Reuters, 4/27/17)
2017        Apr 27, Palestinians across the West Bank observed a general strike in support of hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel.
    (AP, 4/27/17)

2017        Apr 28, Israels Housing Ministry said it intends to build 15,000 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem, despite US President Donald Trump's request to "hold back" on settlements as part of a possible new push for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
    (Reuters, 4/28/17)
2017        Apr 28, The Israeli military said about 2000 Palestinians "participated in violent riots" at several places in the West Bank. Palestinian health officials said dozens of protesters were wounded at West Bank demonstrations in support of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel. Some 6.500 Palestinians were currently in Israeli lockups.
    (AP, 4/28/17)(SFC, 4/29/17, p.A2)

2017        May 1, The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas dropped its long-standing call for Israel's destruction as well as its association with the Muslim Brotherhood in a new policy document issued today. This amended the founding charter of 1988.
    (Reuters, 5/1/17)(Econ 5/6/17, p.45)

2017        May 3, President Donald Trump met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas said the meeting left him hopeful, but he did not appear to have come away with any achievements that move the needle on Israeli-Palestinian peace. Trump struck an optimistic note, saying he believes an Israeli-Palestinian deal can be reached.
    (AP, 5/4/17)

2017        May 5, The executive board of the UN's cultural agency ratified a resolution that identifies Israel as "the occupying power" in Jerusalem and calls on it to rescind any move changing the city's "character and status."
    (AFP, 5/5/17)

2017        May 6, The Palestinian movement Hamas elected Ismail Haniyeh to head its political office, a leadership change that comes as the Islamist group looks to reconcile with Palestinian rivals.
    (Reuters, 5/6/17)

2017        May 7, More than 880 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel remained on a hunger strike, the 21st day of their protest as Israel released a video, purporting to show Marwan Barghouti snacking in his cell. Supporters of Barghouti said the video is a fabrication intended to break the prisoners' morale.
    (AP, 5/9/17)

2017        May 8, New Hamas leader Ismail Haniya pledged support for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails in his first comments since being elected as head of the movement that runs the Gaza Strip.
    (AFP, 5/8/17)

2017        May 9, More than 880 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel remained on a hunger strike, the 23rd day of their protest.
    (AP, 5/9/17)

2017        May 11, Six protesters were wounded by Israeli fire at a West Bank demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, now in its 25th day.
    (AP, 5/11/17)

2017        May 12, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian during stone-throwing clashes in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 5/12/17)

2017        May 13, Palestinians held municipal elections in the occupied West Bank, a first democratic exercise in years, but one that has also raised tensions between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements.
    (Reuters, 5/13/17)

2017        May 15, An Israeli patrol boat fired at Palestinian fishermen accused of breaching the blockade off the northern Gaza Strip, leaving  Mohammed Majed Bakr (25) dead. Four other crewmen were arrested and two more arrests were made when the military boarded another Gaza boat overnight.
    (AFP, 5/15/17)

2017        May 18, A Palestinian protester was killed during a clash in the northern West Bank, and an Associated Press photographer was shot and wounded while covering the unrest. An Israeli settler had opened fire on a crowd of Palestinian protesters after his car was attacked by demonstrators.
    (AP, 5/18/17)

2017        May 21, Gaza's Hamas rulers sentenced three Palestinians to death for allegedly killing senior commander Mazen Faqha in March, after collaborating with Israel.
    (AP, 5/21/17)

2017        May 22, Palestinians observed a general strike in solidarity with prisoners refusing food in Israeli jails for more than a month over their conditions.
    (AFP, 5/22/17)
2017        May 22, US President Donald Trump arrived in Israel and made a historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall. Trump held talks separately with PM Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a stopover lasting barely 28 hours.
    (Reuters, 5/22/17)
2017        May 22, Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian who ran with a knife at officers near Abu Dis, a Palestinian town on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
    (AP, 5/22/17)

2017        May 23, US Pres. Donald Trump met with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Following the meeting he called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace as he wrapped up a closely watched visit, but offered no specifics on how he would resolve the decades-old conflict.
    (AFP, 5/23/17)

2017        May 24, Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces as Israeli demonstrators march through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half.
    (AP, 5/24/17)

2017        May 25, Hamas put to death three men it had accused of the March killing Mazen Faqha, a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza. Two men were hanged and one was killed by firing squad.
    (AP, 5/25/17)   
2017        May 25, Israel says it will reduce the electricity supply to Gaza after officials in the Palestinian government in the West Bank said payments would be scaled back.
    (AP, 5/25/17)   

2017        May 27, Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 ended their mass protest after Israel agreed a deal following weeks of refusing to negotiate.
    (AFP, 5/27/17)

2017        May 28, The head of Palestinian Islamic courts told judges not to grant divorces over Ramadan, fearing the month-long fast could spark rash words that would be regretted later.
    (AFP, 5/28/17)

2017        Jun 1, A Palestinian girl (15) was shot after stabbing an Israeli soldier near a settlement in the West Bank. Nouf Infeat died of her wounds the next day.
    (AP, 6/2/17)
2017        Jun 1, The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) found "part of a tunnel in Gaza that passed under two adjacent agency schools in the Maghazi camp" during construction work while the schools were empty during the summer holiday.
    (AFP, 6/10/17)

2017        Jun 8, Israel said seven Arabs have been arrested over a plot to kill army officers for Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers to avenge the killing of one its members.
    (AP, 6/8/17)

2017        Jun 11, Israel's security cabinet decided to reduce the daily amount of electricity supplied to Gaza by between 45 and 60 minutes. Gazans currently receive only three or four hours of electricity a day. Israeli authorities said the move was taken after funding cuts by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, who has reportedly been seeking to further pressure his rivals in Islamist movement Hamas.
    (AFP, 6/13/17)

2017        Jun 16, Three Palestinian militants were killed after stabbing and shooting attacks left dead Israeli female police Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka (23) on duty near Jerusalem's Old City. Hamas and People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) soon claimed responsibility denying Islamic State claims for the attack.
    (AP, 6/17/17)

2017        Jun 18, Israel revoked the permits of 200,000 Palestinians to enter Israel that were approved for the holy month of Ramadan following two near simultaneous Palestinian attacks on police that killed a young female officer near Jerusalem's Old City.
    (AP, 6/18/17)

2017        Jun 19, Israel's national electric company cut back its already limited electricity shipments to the Gaza Strip. The step was expected to worsen the power crunch plaguing the Hamas-controlled seaside territory.
    (AP, 6/19/17)

2017        Jun 20, Israels PM Benjamin Netanyahu said ground has been broken in the West Bank for the first new Israeli settlement in two decades to compensate for the Amona outpost demolished earlier this year.
    (AP, 6/20/17)

2017        Jun 21, Egypt began delivering a million liters of fuel to Gaza, temporarily easing a crisis that has left the Palestinian enclave's two million residents with only a few hours of electricity per day.
    (AFP, 6/21/17)

2017        Jul 2, Israeli authorities re-arrested Khalida Jarrar (54), a prominent Palestinian lawmaker, in an overnight raid in the Ramallah area over her leadership in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which Israel considers a terrorist organization.
    (AFP, 7/2/17)

2017        Jul 4, It was reported that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has dismissed more than 6,000 of his employees in the Gaza Strip, in a new move aimed at pressuring the territory's Hamas rulers.
    (AP, 7/4/17)

2017        Jul 7, UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, described Hebron's Old City as a Palestinian world heritage site in danger, prompting a walkout by Israel's ambassador to the organization.
    (AP, 7/7/17)

2017        Jul 9, Egypts Pres. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas met in Cairo amid signs of a rapprochement between Cairo and the Islamic militant Hamas group. Abbas had requested the meeting to seek clarifications on what appears to be an emerging power-sharing agreement between Gaza's Hamas rulers and an exiled Abbas rival, former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan.
    (AP, 7/9/17)

2017        Jul 10, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz made a rare appearance in the occupied West Bank and signed an agreement on electricity with Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah. They announced a boost in electricity supply in the area that comes with a payment guarantee from the Palestinians and unveiled a new substation.
    (AFP, 7/10/17)
2017        Jul 10, Israel troops shot dead a Palestinian driver who tried to run down and then stab Israeli soldiers near a settlement in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 7/10/17)

2017        Jul 12, The Addameer rights NGO said Prominent Palestinian politician and rights campaigner Khalida Jarrar (54) has been ordered detained for six months without trial by Israeli authorities.
    (AP, 7/13/17)

2017        Jul 13, Israel and the Palestinians said they have reached a water-sharing deal to bring relief to parched Palestinian communities, a modest but promising breakthrough announced during the latest visit by US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt.
    (AP, 7/13/17)

2017        Jul 14, Three attackers opened fire near the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, killing two Israeli officers. Police immediately shot them dead. Security forces locked down the area and the Al-Aqsa mosque was closed to Friday prayers. Israeli security forces detained Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, grand mufti of Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 7/14/17)

2017        Jul 15, Hamas described the closure of the site in a statement as a "religious war" and spokesman Fawzi Barhoum called on the Palestinian "uprising" to target the Israeli army and West Bank settlers.
    (AP, 7/15/17)
2017        Jul 15, Israeli security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem's Old City and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
    (AFP, 7/15/17)

2017        Jul 16, Israeli soldiers and police on an arrest mission in the town of Nabi Salah in the occupied West Bank shot dead a Palestinian early today. The man was suspected of carrying out two shooting attacks in the West Bank a day earlier and opened fire at soldiers and policemen who had tracked him down. The man was identified as Amar Tirawi (34) from Kafr Ein.
    (AFP, 7/16/17)(Reuters, 7/16/17)
2017        Jul 16, Israel reopened Jerusalem's Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound, drawing a protest by Muslim religious authorities over the installation of metal detectors at entrances two days after a deadly shooting.
    (Reuters, 7/16/17)

2017        Jul 17, Islamic leaders called on Muslims to boycott a Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site's entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week.
    (AP, 7/17/17)

2017        Jul 18, Muslims boycotted a Jerusalem holy site for the third day running after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors and cameras at entrances to the sensitive compound following an attack that killed two policemen.
    (AFP, 7/18/17)
2017        Jul 18, A Palestinian carried out a car-ramming attack near the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, lightly wounding two Israeli soldiers before being shot dead.
    (AFP, 7/18/17)

2017        Jul 20, The Israeli military shot and killed a Palestinian attacker (26) who tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint near Hebron.
    (AP, 7/20/17)

2017        Jul 21, Israeli police clashed with Palestinians in Jerusalem after Muslim prayers were held in protest outside a major shrine. Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers.
    (AP, 7/21/17)(AP, 7/21/17)
2017        Jul 21, A Palestinian broke into a home in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank and stabbed four Israelis, killing three of them.
    (AFP, 7/21/17)

2017        Jul 22, Two Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces as the army moved in to seal off an attacker's home after violence over security measures at an ultra-sensitive holy site.
    (AFP, 7/23/17)

2017        Jul 23, Israel installed metal detectors at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears more unrest could follow.
    (AFP, 7/23/17)

2017        Jul 24, A Palestinian assailant (21) stabbed an Arab citizen (32) of Israel in the neck in central Israel, apparently mistaking him for a Jew.
    (AP, 7/24/17)

2017        Jul 25, Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed. Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable.
    (Reuters, 7/25/17)

2017        Jul 27, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas backed calls for worshippers to return to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures from the entrance to the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.
    (AFP, 7/27/17)

2017        Jul 28, Israel barred men under 50 from Friday prayers at the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, after two weeks of tensions and deadly unrest. Thousands of Palestinians held mass prayers outside. Violence flared in the West Bank, where a Palestinian was killed after he attacked soldiers.
    (AFP, 7/28/17)(AP, 7/28/17)

2017        Jul 30, An Israeli military appeal court upheld a manslaughter conviction and 18-month jail sentence for Elor Azaria, a former army conscript who killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank in March 2015.
    (Reuters, 7/30/17)

2017        Jul 31, A Jerusalem court upheld controversial real estate deals involving Israeli pro-settlement organization Ateret Cohanim and the Greek Orthodox church for two hotel properties in a mainly Palestinian area of occupied and annexed east Jerusalem near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City.
    (AFP, 8/13/17)

2017        Aug 2, Palestinian Ismail Ibrahim Abu Aram (19) stabbed an Israeli (42) in Yavne near Tel Aviv. Aram was apprehended at the scene, and the victim taken to hospital.
    (AFP, 8/2/17)

2017        Aug 7, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordans King Abdullah II met for about two hours, after a red-carpet welcome for the monarch at the Palestinian government compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
    (AP, 8/7/17)

2017        Aug 10, The Israeli military said it has identified two residential buildings in the northern Gaza Strip as potential military targets after discovering Hamas militant tunnels underneath them.
    (AP, 8/10/17)

2017        Aug 12, A Palestinian woman stabbed and wounded an Israeli man next to the Old City's Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem, before she was arrested.
    (AFP, 8/12/17)

2017        Aug 16, Israel said it is revoking the press credentials of an Al-Jazeera reporter Elias Karram after he told another TV station that the work of Palestinian journalists is part of the "resistance."
    (AP, 8/16/17)   
2017        Aug 16,  Israeli forces demolished the home of Palestinian Omar al-Abed (19), who fatally stabbed three Israelis in a nearby Jewish settlement last July 21 at a time when tensions soared over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
    (AP, 8/16/17)   

2017        Aug 17, A Palestinian politician said the United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, as Hamas moves closer to a UAE-based rival to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
    (AP, 8/17/17)
2017        Aug 17, Gaza suicide bomber Jamal Kallab (20) killed Hamas guard Nidal al-Jaafari (28) on the border with Egypt, in a rare Islamist attack against the Palestinian group that has run the impoverished enclave for a decade.
    (AFP, 8/17/17)
2017        Aug 17, Israel's Supreme Court froze implementation of a law legalizing dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, which the UN labelled a "thick red line".
    (AFP, 8/18/17)

2017        Aug 23, In Lebanon two members of the Palestinian group Fatah were killed in worsening clashes with Islamist groups in the Ain el-Hilweh camp Palestinian refugee camp, bringing the number of dead to six in nearly a week of fighting.
    (Reuters, 8/23/17)

2017        Aug 28, Yehya al-Sinwar, the Palestinian militant group's new leader in Gaza, said Hamas and Iran have patched up relations, and Tehran is again its biggest backer after years of tension over the civil war in Syria.
    (Reuters, 8/28/17)
2017        Aug 28, Israels PM Benjamin Netanyahu vowed never to evacuate Jewish settlement from occupied land.
    (SFC, 8/30/17, p.A2)

2017        Aug 29, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (82) has decided to stay in his long-time Ramallah home leaving empty a recently completed $6 million mansion meant to serve as his official residence and guest house.
    (AP, 8/29/17)

2017        Aug 30, UN chief Antonio Guterres called for the blockade of Gaza to be lifted as he visited the Palestinian enclave enduring "one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises" he had seen.
    (AFP, 8/30/17)

2017        Sep 5, Israeli police evicted a Palestinian family from their home in east Jerusalem on Tuesday to make way for new Jewish tenants who claimed ownership. Officials backed by police enforced a court order to remove the six-member Shamasneh family from a home claimed by heirs of a Jewish family forced to abandon it in 1948, when it came under Jordanian control following an Arab-Israeli war.
    (AP, 9/5/17)

2017        Sep 9, Palestinian Christians protested against the Greek Orthodox patriarch in Jerusalem's Old City, demanding the resignation of Theophilos III for allegedly selling church land to Israelis.
    (AP, 9/9/17)

2017        Sep 10, A Palestinian court released on bail prominent activist Issa Amro on $1,400 bail after being held under a recent edict that allows the Palestinian government to crack down on social media critics. Earlier this month Amro (35) had criticized the detention of a local journalist who called for Abbas' resignation.
    (AP, 9/10/17)(AFP, 9/10/17)

2017        Sep 17, Hamas said it has agreed to dismantle the administration that runs Gaza, a major step toward handing control of the Palestinian enclave to a unity government after a decade of bitter rivalry with President Mahmoud Abbas.
    (Reuters, 9/17/17)

2017        Sep 20, Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
    (AP, 9/20/17)

2017        Sep 26, A Palestinian opened fire at Israeli security personnel at the entrance to a West Bank settlement where he had worked, killing three and wounding another before being shot dead.
    (AFP, 9/26/17)

2017        Oct 1, Hamas freed five prisoners belonging to the rival Fatah party and Egypt sent a delegation to the Gaza Strip to oversee the Islamist group's planned handover of administrative control of the Palestinian enclave to a unity government.
    (Reuters, 10/1/17)

2017        Oct 2, West Bank-based Palestinian PM Rami al-Hamdallah crossed into the Gaza Strip in a move toward reconciliation between the mainstream Fatah party and Hamas, a decade after the Islamist group seized the territory in a civil war.
    (Reuters, 10/2/17)

2017        Oct 3,     PM Rami al-Hamdallah chaired the first meeting of the Palestinian cabinet in the Gaza Strip for three years, in a move toward reconciliation between the mainstream Fatah party and Islamist group Hamas.
    (Reuters, 10/3/17)
2017        Oct 3, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to build "thousands" of new homes in a major West Bank settlement east of Jerusalem, insisting it would one day be part of Israel.
    (AFP, 10/3/17)

2017        Oct 5, The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas named Saleh al-Arouri as its new deputy chief. He is a former Turkey-based commander whom Israel has accused of orchestrating a lethal triple kidnapping that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war.
    (Reuters, 10/5/17)

2017        Oct 7, Hamas police detained suspected jihadist leader Nour Issa (27) along with others in Gaza, the latest in a series of arrests of those accused of Islamic State group ideology.
    (AFP, 10/7/17)

2017        Oct 8, Israel's domestic security agency said it has arrested two Palestinians suspected of killing Israeli Reuven Shmerling found dead last week.
    (AP, 10/8/17)
2017        Oct 8, Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women trekked through a biblical desert landscape, converging on the shores of the Jordan River in a march for peace.
    (Reuters, 10/8/17)

2017        Oct 9, Egypts military began a new phase in clearing a buffer zone along the Gaza Strip border, 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) wide and 10 km (6 miles) long. At least 140 homes and more than 200 acres were bulldozed.
    (AP, 10/10/17)

2017        Oct 12, Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war. The Rafah border crossing in Gaza will be handed over to the unity government on Nov. 1.
    (Reuters, 10/12/17)

2017        Oct 16, Israeli authorities approved permits for 31 settler homes in Hebron in the occupied West Bank, the first such approvals for the flashpoint city since 2002.
    (AFP, 10/16/17)

2017        Oct 17, Israeli authorities advanced plans for 1,292 settler homes in a new push by PM Benjamin Netanyahu's government to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 10/17/17)

2017        Oct 18, Israeli authorities approved another large set of plans for settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, bringing the total for the week to more than 2,600.
    (AFP, 10/18/17)

2017        Oct 25, Israeli authorities approved a major expansion of a Jewish settler enclave in the heart of a Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem, issuing building permits for 176 new housing units. The construction was swiftly condemned by the Palestinians as a violation of international law.
    (Reuters, 10/25/17)

2017        Oct 27, Palestinian Tawfeeq Abu Naeem, Hamas' head of security in Gaza and a strong supporter of the reconciliation deal, was lightly wounded when his car exploded outside a mosque.
    (Reuters, 10/27/17)

2017        Oct 30, The Israeli military discovered and detonated a militant tunnel that was dug from Gaza into Israel. Seven militants, including two Hamas members, suffocated in the tunnel trying to rescue five missing Islamic Jihad militants. The remains of the five missing were on the Israeli side of the tunnel.
    (AP, 10/30/17)(AP, 11/3/17)

2017        Nov 1, In the Israeli occupied West Bank secretive British street artist Banksy held a special event to apologize for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration outside his hotel. Banksy opened the Walled-Off Hotel near Bethlehem in March, with all the rooms facing directly onto Israel's separation wall.
    (AFP, 11/1/17)
2017        Nov 1, Hamas handed over control of Gaza's border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority.
    (AP, 11/1/17)

2017        Nov 2, Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest across the West Bank marking a century since the Balfour Declaration, Britain's promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel.
    (AP, 11/2/17)

2017        Nov 6, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledged 200 million shekels ($57 million) to build safe bypass roads for Jewish West Bank settlers, in a move that looks to satisfy a key constituent but anger Palestinians who consider it a further encroachment upon their hoped for future state.
    (AP, 11/6/17)

2017        Nov 8, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's administration said it had resumed security coordination with Israel in the occupied West Bank, frozen in July, and sought sole security control of the Gaza Strip, where Hamas Islamist forces dominate.
    (Reuters, 11/8/17)
2017        Nov 8, Palestinian national police commander Hazem Atallah cast doubt on whether a reconciliation agreement with the Hamas militant group can be carried out, warning that his forces cannot guarantee law and order unless Hamas disarms in the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 11/8/17)

2017        Nov 11, Tens of thousands of Gaza Palestinians marked the 13th anniversary of the President Yasser Arafat's death for the first time since the Islamic Hamas group seized the territory a decade ago.
    (AP, 11/11/17)

2017        Nov 16, The Palestinian Authority received a letter from the US State Department saying that the Secretary of State had not found enough reasons to keep the office open. This was the first refusal since the 1980s.
    (AFP, 11/18/17)

2017        Nov 18, Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza after a reconciliation agreement with Hamas gave the Palestinian Authority control over the crossing for the first time since 2007.
    (AFP, 11/18/17)

2017        Nov 22, In Egypt the 13 largest Palestinian political parties agreed to a three-page document that offered little substantive change, with no steps agreed on key points of difference. It called for Pres. Abbas to organize elections by the end of 2018 and backed the October 12 Fatah-Hamas agreement.
    (AP, 11/23/17)

2017        Nov 29, Israel launched a new shuttle service for Gazans who need to travel to the US Consulate in Jerusalem briefly easing one of the many restrictions it places on Palestinians who want to exit the blockaded territory.
    (AP, 11/29/17)
2017        Nov 29, An Israeli court sentenced three Palestinians to life in prison over a gun attack that left four people dead at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot in June, 2016.
    (AP, 11/29/17)

2017        Nov 30, An Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank, in what the Israeli army said was a response to an attack by Palestinians throwing rocks, which Palestinians denied.
    (Reuters, 11/30/17)
2017        Nov 30, Israeli aircraft and tanks struck a number of militant targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a volley of mortar fire from the Palestinian territory.
    (SFC, 11/30/17, p.A4)
2017        Dec 1, The Palestinians accused the organizers of the Giro d'Italia cycle race of being "complicit in Israel's military occupation" by starting the 2018 race from Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 12/1/17)

2017        Dec 3, Palestinian leaders sought to rally diplomatic support to persuade US President Donald Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital after suggestions that he planned to do so.
    (AFP, 12/3/17)

2017        Dec 5, A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said US President Donald Trump informed Abbas that he intends to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
    (Reuters, 12/5/17)

2017        Dec 6, US President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
    (Reuters, 12/7/17)

2017        Dec 7, Israeli army gunfire and rubber bullets wounded at least 31 people in Palestinian protests in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip after the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (Reuters, 12/7/17)
2017        Dec 7, Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East condemned the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was abandoning its leading role as a peace mediator. The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm at President Donald Trump's decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
    (Reuters, 12/7/17)

2017        Dec 8, Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Arab and Muslim countries across the world to protest against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. At least one Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli troops.
    (AFP, 12/7/17)
2017        Dec 8, Israeli troops shot dead two protesters in skirmishes along Gaza's border.
    (AP, 12/10/17)
2017        Dec 8, Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy called on the United States to put forward detailed proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and described as "unhelpful" a decision by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (Reuters, 12/8/17)

2017        Dec 9, Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed two Palestinian gunmen after rockets were fired from the enclave, in violence that erupted over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (Reuters, 12/9/17)

2017        Dec 12, Two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group were killed in an explosion in the Gaza Strip. The group said the men had mishandled explosives.
    (AP, 12/12/17)

2017        Dec 13, An Israeli undercover unit infiltrated a Palestinian protest on the outskirts of Ramallah before dispersing it by firing into the air. Three Palestinians were reported injured during the protests.
    (AFP, 12/13/17)
2017        Dec 13, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened in Istanbul an emergency summit of the world's main pan-Islamic body, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Islamic leaders urged the world to recognize occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process.
    (AFP, 12/13/17)

2017        Dec 15, Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others, as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh (29), who lost both his legs in an Israeli attack a decade ago, was among five Palestinians killed during the protests.
    (Reuters, 12/15/17)(SFC, 12/16/17, p.A4)(AFP, 12/19/17)
2017        Dec 15, A video showed two Palestinian cousins, Nour (20) and Ahed Tamimi (16), approaching two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and telling them to leave their family yard before shoving, kicking and slapping them. Her cousin had just had just been shot in the head at close range by Israeli troops. Surgeons soon after had part of his skull removed. Ahed Tamimi was arrested on Dec. 19 and Nour on Dec. 20. Both were soon indicted by a military court.
    (AP, 1/1/18)(AFP, 1/1/18)(SFC, 2/26/18, p.A2)

2017        Dec 16, Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas. The crossing was expected to stay open for four days but, in the Egypt direction, for humanitarian cases only.
    (AFP, 12/16/17)

2017        Dec 17, Israeli police arrested a Palestinian carrying an explosive device as he approached a military court in the occupied West Bank.
    (AFP, 12/17/17)

2017        Dec 18, The UN Security Council scheduled a vote today on a resolution that would require the US to rescind its declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump's declaration to be withdrawn was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member UN Security Council.
    (AP, 12/18/17)(Reuters, 12/19/17)

2017        Dec 21, Yemen's UN ambassador introduced a UN resolution calling the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital "null and void" and urging all "peace-loving countries" to vote in favor of it. US Ambassador Nikki Haley threatened the 193 UN member states and the UN with funding cuts if the UN General Assembly approves a the resolution.
    (AP, 12/21/17)
2017        Dec 21, The UN General Assembly voted 128-9 for a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump's Dec. 6 Jerusalem declaration. The nine countries voting "no" were the US, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Togo. The vote did little to calm Palestinian anger over his reversal of decades-old US policy on the contested holy city.
    (Reuters, 12/22/17)(AP, 12/22/17)

2017        Dec 22, Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians, as protests intensified against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (Reuters, 12/22/17)

2017        Dec 23, Palestinian Sharaf Shalash (28) died after being wounded by Israeli fire on Dec. 17, during a protest on the Gaza border against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (AFP, 12/23/17)

2017        Dec 25, The Palestinian foreign ministry slammed as "shameful" Guatemala's decision a day earlier to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem after the United States recognized the city as the capital of Israel.
    (AFP, 12/25/17)
2017        Dec 25, Pope Francis used his Christmas message to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after US Pres. Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (Reuters, 12/25/17)

2017        Dec 29, Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza and the occupied West Bank for the fourth Friday in a row in protests against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (Reuters, 12/29/17)
2017        Dec 29, Israels military retaliated to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip with strikes on posts used by the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory. The exchange caused no casualties on either side.
    (AP, 12/29/17)

2017        Dec 30, Palestinian Jamal Musleh (20), injured in clashes with Israeli forces along the border, succumbed to wounds sustained from a gunshot to the chest a day earlier.
    (AP, 12/30/17)

2017        Dec 31, Israels ruling Likud Party's central committee unanimously endorsed a resolution calling for the annexation of Israeli West Bank settlements.
    (AP, 1/1/18)

2017        Nearly two million Palestinians lived in the Gaza Strip and almost 3 million in the autonomous zones of the West Bank.
    (Econ 5/20/17, SR p.5)

2018        Jan 2, Israel's parliament passed an amendment that would make it harder for it to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians, who condemned the move as undermining any chance to revive talks on statehood.
    (Reuters, 1/2/18)

2018        Jan 3, Palestinian Musab Tamemi (17) was killed in clashes with the Israeli army, which says troops fired at an armed protester.
    (AP, 1/3/18)
2018        Jan 3, Israel's internal security agency said it has busted an Iranian espionage ring operating in the West Bank and arrested Mohammed Maharmeh (29) its Palestinian leader. Maharmeh was allegedly tasked with enlisting suicide bombers and gunmen for attacks against Israelis.
    (AP, 1/3/18)
2018        Jan 3, Singapore banned a film festival from screening the documentary "Radiance of Resistance later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist Ahed Tamimi, whose arrest last month has made her a symbol of resistance to Israeli military occupation in the West Bank.
    (Reuters, 1/3/18)

2018        Jan 6, Palestinian Christians pummeled the car of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem during a visit to the occupied West Bank in protest against the church's decision to sell land to Jewish groups.
    (Reuters, 1/6/18)
2018        Jan 6, Jordan said the Arab League would seek international recognition of the Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital after Washington recognized the Holy City as Israel's capital.
    (AFP, 1/6/18)

2018        Jan 7, Israel published a list of 20 organizations from around the globe whose members are banned from entering the country for advocating boycotts of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
    (AP, 1/7/18)

2018        Jan 8, In Saudi Arabia conjoined twin girls born in the blockaded Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip were separated in "successful" surgery in Riyadh.
    (AP, 1/8/18)

2018        Jan 9, Israeli settler Raziel Shevah (35) died after being hit multiple times in a drive-by shooting by suspected Palestinian gunmen near the unauthorized Havat Gilad settlement near Nablus.
    (AP, 1/10/18)

2018        Jan 10, Israel approved more than 1,100 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a raft of such moves by PM Benjamin Netanyahu's government. 352 homes received final approval, while the others were an earlier stage in the process.
    (AFP, 1/11/18)

2018        Jan 12, Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank in what they said was a protest against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (Reuters, 1/12/18)

2018        Jan 13, Palestinian authorities said Gaza fisherman Abdullah Zidan (33) has died, a day after Egyptian naval forces shot him in Palestinian waters off Rafah.
    (AP, 1/13/18)

2018        Jan 14, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sharply escalated his rhetoric, lashing out at the US, Israel, Britain and even other Arab leaders, whom he told to "go to hell" for criticizing him. He pronounced the peace process dead, and accused Israel of killing it.
    (AP, 1/15/18)
2018        Jan 14, In Lebanon a bomb blast wounded a member of the Palestinian group Hamas in the city of Sidon, destroying his car as he was about to get in. Hamas suggested Israel was behind the bombing.
    (Reuters, 1/14/18)

2018        Jan 18, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian gunman and captured another in a clash in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, saying they were part of an Islamist Hamas cell responsible for an ambush in which a Jewish settler was shot dead.
    (Reuters,  1/18/18)

2018        Jan 19, A Palestinian family killed, one of its members, Ahmed Barhoum, after Gaza's Hamas rulers said he aided Israel in killing three of the militant group's commanders.
    (AP, 1/19/18)

2018        Jan 22, The EU assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc's latest rejection of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    (Reuters, 1/22/18)
2018        Jan 22, The UN agency for Palestinian refugees launched an "unprecedented" appeal seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in response to funding cuts by the Trump administration.
    (AP, 1/22/18)

2018        Jan 25, President Donald Trump said in Davos, Switzerland, that the Palestinians must return to peace talks to receive US aid money.
    (AP, 1/25/18)

2018        Jan 30, The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said that Russia, Kuwait and nine European countries have agreed to speed up their contributions to help fill a shortfall left by the Trump administration's decision to greatly reduce crucial US funding.
    (AP, 1/30/18)

2018        Feb 4, Israel said it plans to legalize Havat Gilad, an isolated West Bank outpost, in response to the murder of one of its residents in a shooting attack last month.
    (AP, 2/4/18)

2018        Feb 5, A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man to death at a bus stop near a West Bank settlement before fleeing the scene.
    (AP, 2/5/18)

2018        Feb 6, Israeli security forces in the northern West Bank shot and killed Ahmad Jarrar, the Palestinian suspected of being behind the January 9 killing of West Bank settler Rabbi Raziel Shevah.
    (SFC, 2/7/18, p.A2)

2018        Feb 7, Egyptian officials opened the border with the Gaza Strip for the first time this year. Officials said the Rafah crossing point would operate for three days on a humanitarian basis.
    (AP, 2/7/18)

2018        Feb 9, US President Donald Trump told Israel that it too would need to make "significant compromises" for peace with the Palestinians, even as they accused one of his Middle East envoys of bogging down diplomacy with what they see as pro-Israel bias.
    (AP, 2/9/18)

2018        Feb 10, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting Indian PM Narendra Modi that he is counting on India's support for a multi-country sponsorship of any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
    (AP, 2/10/18)

2018        Feb 12, A group of Palestinians attacked Israeli two soldiers who mistakenly drove an army vehicle into the West Bank city of Jenin. A female soldier was wounded and later evacuated to hospital. The vehicle was extracted from the city with the cooperation of Palestinian security forces.
    (AP, 2/12/18)

2018        Feb 13, The head of prisoners' affairs for the Palestinian Authority said Palestinians held without trial under a controversial Israeli policy are to begin a boycott of the country's military courts. Israel currently holds around 500 Palestinians under its administrative detention policy.
    (AFP, 2/13/18)

2018        Feb 14, The US House of Representatives unanimously passed the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act. The bill says Hamas routinely instructs Palestinians not to flee from Israeli airstrikes, forcing them to act as "human shields." The bill would not add any additional sanctions on the group.
    (AP, 2/15/18)

2018        Feb 17, An Israeli military tank struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the detonation of an explosive device along its border. Palestinian teenagers Salam Sabah and Abdullah Abu Sheikha, both 17, were killed east of Rafah in the south of the enclave. Palestinian officials said the target belonged to the Islamic Jihad militant group and there were no casualties.
    (AP, 2/17/18)(AFP, 2/18/18)

2018        Feb 18, Israels security agency Shin Bet said that six Palestinians have been arrested suspected of planning attacks targeting Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other Israelis in the occupied West Bank.
    (AFP, 2/18/18)

2018        Feb 22, A Palestinian man died after a confrontation with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinian Authority condemned as a "cold-blooded execution." Israeli military said the man was armed with an iron rod and ran toward the soldiers in an attempt to strike them. In security camera footage posted on social media and carried by Israeli news sites, soldiers could be seen kicking and striking the man, identified by Palestinian officials as Yassin Omar Serda, after detaining him in the town of Jericho.
    (Reuters, 2/22/18)

2018        Mar 9, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man (24) during clashes in Hebron. A military spokesman said the man had been about to throw a fire-bomb at the troops, who were responding to an immediate threat when they shot him.
    (Reuters, 3/9/18)(SFC, 3/10/18, p.A2)

2018        Mar 13, Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah survived an assassination attempt in Gaza after an apparent roadside bomb targeted his motorcade. The Palestinian Authority held Hamas responsible for the attack.
    (Reuters, 3/13/18)

2018        Mar 16, A Palestinian killed two Israeli soldiers and badly wounded two others when he rammed his vehicle into them in the West Bank. Israeli forces soon arrested a brother and an uncle of a Palestinian man accused of killing two soldiers.
    (AP, 3/16/18)    (AFP, 3/17/18)

2018        Mar 17, Hamas closed the Gaza offices of a major telecommunications firm, accusing it of failing to cooperate in a probe into the apparent assassination attempt against the Palestinian premier.
    (AFP, 3/17/18)

2018        Mar 18, Israeli forces knocked out a tunnel in the Gaza Strip dug by Hamas militants to mount cross-border attacks.
    (Reuters, 3/18/18)
2018        Mar 18, Israeli authorities Arab Israeli Abed Hakim Assi (b.1998), suspected of having stabbed to death Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal (29) near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Feb 5, has been arrested.
    (AFP, 3/18/18)

2018        Mar 19, Israel's domestic security agency said Romain Franck (23), a French employee of France's Consulate in Jerusalem, is under arrest for allegedly smuggling dozens of weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. Shin Bet said nine people, including Franck, have been arrested.
    (AP, 3/19/18)
2018        Mar 19, Israel's military parole board approved the release of Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker. He is set to go free in May having completed two-thirds of his 14-month sentence.
    (AP, 3/19/18)

2018        Mar 20, The European Union said international donors have raised 456 million euros ($560 million) to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to provide around 2 million people with safe drinking water.
    (AP, 3/20/18)

2018        Mar 21, In Israel Ahed Tamimi (17) was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home last year. She was also fined the equivalent of about $1,400.
    (SFC, 3/22/18, p.A5)

2018        Mar 22, Hamas security forces in Gaza shot dead Anas Abu Khoussa, the main suspect behind an attempt to assassinate Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah last week. Two members of the Hamas security forces and one accomplice of the suspect also died in the shootout.
    (Reuters, 3/22/18)

2018        Mar 23, The US Senate early today gave final approval to a $1.3 trillion spending bill in a 65-32 vote. The House had approved the measure, 256-167, a day earlier. Pres. Trump signed the bill later in the day. The Taylor Force Act, named after an American killed in Israel by a Palestinian in 2016, was folded into the spending bill. It suspends some financial aid to the Palestinians over the stipends paid to families of Palestinians killed or jailed in fighting with Israel.
    (SFC, 3/23/18, p.A5)(AP, 3/25/18)

2018        Mar 25, Israeli jets pounded Hamas positions in Gaza overnight after Palestinians staged a cross-border raid into southern Israel. The planes hit a base of Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, causing damage but no injuries.
    (AFP, 3/25/18)

2018        Mar 28, Israeli chief of staff Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot warned the army has been given authorization to open fire ahead of mass protests on the Gaza border planned for March 30.
    (AFP, 3/28/18)

2018        Mar 30, Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border, leaving at least 15 Palestinians dead and many more wounded in one of the worst days of violence in recent years. Protesters were demanding hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees who fled or were expelled during the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948 be allowed to return. Organizers said the six-week protest would run until the inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem around May 14.
    (AFP, 3/30/18)(Reuters, 3/30/18)(Reuters, 3/31/18)

2018        Mar 31, Israeli troops fired warning shots toward Palestinian youths gathered at the Gaza-Israel border, wounding 13 people. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a national day of mourning and a general strike was called across the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 3/31/18)

2018        Apr 2, The Palestinian death toll in last week's mass protest on the Gaza-Israel border rose to 18 after a 29-year-old man died today of his injuries.
    (AP, 4/2/18)

2018        Apr 3, A Palestinian man (25) was killed east of Bureij where he was throwing stones toward Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 4/3/18)

2018        Apr 4, Israel's Shin Bet security service said it has arrested 10 Palestinians suspected of planning an attack against a navy ship off the Gaza coast.
    (AP, 4/4/18)
2018        Apr 4, Israeli human rights group B'tselem called on Israeli soldiers to refuse orders to open fire on Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 4/4/18)

2018        Apr 5, An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza killed a Palestinian, while a second man died from wounds sustained in last week's mass protest along the Gaza-Israel border.
    (AP, 4/5/18)

2018        Apr 6, Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gaza's sealed border with Israel. Israeli troops opened fire from across the border, killing at least nine Palestinians and wounding 491 others raising the death toll to 31 since clashes began on March 30.
    (Reuters, 4/6/18)(AP, 4/6/18)(SFC, 4/7/18, p.A2)

2018        Apr 7, Palestinian Yaser Murtaja (30), a cameraman for Palestinian Ain Media, died after being wounded by Israeli fire a day earlier while covering deadly protests along the Israel-Gaza border.
    (Reuters, 4/7/18)

2018        Apr 12, In France Palestinian, Israeli, Jordanian, US and EU delegations along with representatives of UNESCO leadership negotiated a compromise resolution on "Occupied Palestine". Diplomats agreed to move the most controversial language to a non-binding annex and avoided a contentious vote.
    (AP, 4/13/18)

2018        Apr 13, Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel, some burning large Israeli flags and torching tires while soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. Gaza health officials said 363 people were wounded by Israeli fire or treated for tear gas inhalation.
    (AP, 4/13/18)

2018        Apr 14, Four Palestinian Islamic Jihad members were reported killed in the Rafah area of the Gaza Strip in an apparent accidental blast.
    (Reuters, 4/14/18)

2018        Apr 15, Israel's army said it had destroyed a Hamas tunnel crossing from the Gaza Strip into its territory. It was the longest and deepest Gazan tunnel discovered by Israel.
    (AP, 4/15/18)
2018        Apr 15, Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened the 29th summit of the 22-member Arab League in Dhahran. King Salman named it the Jerusalem Summit and announced a $150-million (120 million euro) donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem. He also announced a $50 million donation to UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. King Salman slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in regional affairs as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for an annual gathering.
    (AFP, 4/15/18)

2018        Apr 17, Several thousand people protested in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to mark an annual day in support of Palestinians jailed by Israel.
    (AFP, 4/17/18)

2018        Apr 20, It was reported that Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border have begun attaching Molotov cocktails to kites to fly over the fence into Israel in a new tactic as demonstrations entered their fourth week. Thousands protested along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. Israeli soldiers firing from across a border fence killed four Palestinians. Mohammad Ayoub (14) was killed by an Israeli bullet to the head. His death brought to 35 the number of Palestinians killed since border clashes intensified on March 30 in an ongoing protest known as "The Great March of Return" - evoking a longtime call for refugees to regain ancestral homes in what is now Israel.
    (AFP, 4/20/18)(Reuters, 4/20/18)(AP, 4/21/18)

2018        Apr 21, In Malaysia two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur. The victim was soon identified as Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh (35), a "loyal" member and a "scientist of Palestine's youth scholars" and a member of Hamas.
    (Reuters, 4/21/18)(AP, 4/21/18)

2018        Apr 22, The Israeli military said it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid. Those captured were suspected of collaborating with a well-known Hamas operative from Gaza to spread its activities to the West Bank.
    (AP, 4/22/18)

2018        Apr 24, Israeli forces demolished the West Bank house of Ahmed Qunba, a Palestinian accused of involvement in the killing of a settler in January.
    (AFP, 4/24/18)

2018        Apr 25, Palestinian journalist Abu Hussein (24), who was shot by Israeli troops on April 13 while covering a demonstration on the Gaza-Israel border, died of his wounds.
    (AP, 4/25/18)

2018        Apr 27, Israeli soldiers fired bullets and tear gas at thousands of Palestinian protesters at the Gaza-Israel border, hours after the United Nations human rights chief criticized Israel for using "excessive force". Three Palestinians were killed and 200 were wounded by gunfire.
    (Reuters, 4/27/18)(Reuters, 4/28/18)

2018        Apr 28, Palestinian youth Azzam Aweida (15) died after being shot the previous day by Israeli troops during protests along the Gaza border.
    (Reuters, 4/28/18)

2018        Apr 30, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a speech to the PLO parliament said it was the Jews' "social function," including money-lending, that caused animosity toward them in Europe, citing what he said were books by Jewish authors. He also portrayed the creation of Israel as a European colonial project. The US ambassador to Israel, as well as Israel's prime minister, soon lashed out at Abbas over his remarks.
    (AP, 5/2/18)
2018        Apr 30, Israeli and Palestinian rights groups went to Israel's Supreme Court in a bid to stop the army's use of lethal force against Palestinians during protests and clashes on the Gaza border.
    (AFP, 4/30/18)

2018        May 1, Israel signed a 15-year, $775 million deal with the self-ruling Palestinian Authority to put electricity distribution for Palestinians in the West Bank in PA hands and build four power plants to that end.
    (Reuters, 5/1/18)

2018        May 3, The Palestinian Authority cut salaries for its staff in Gaza by 20 percent and failed to make up for skipping the previous month's pay, leaving civil servants in the impoverished territory fuming they were pawns in a factional power struggle. PA salaries in the other Palestinian territory, the Israeli-occupied West Bank, were paid in full.
    (Reuters, 5/3/18)
2018        May 3, Palestinian Anas Abu Asr (19) died of wounds sustained during confrontations on April 27 between protesters and Israeli troops along Gaza's border.
    (AP, 5/3/18)

2018        May 4, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas apologized over alleged anti-Semitic comments that drew global condemnation.
    (AFP, 5/4/18)
2018        May 4, Thousands of Palestinians staged a sixth weekly protest near Gaza's border with Israel, some throwing stones and burning tires as Israeli soldiers fired live rounds and volleys of tear gas from across the border fence.
    (AP, 5/4/18)

2018        May 5, In the Gaza Strip six members of the Hamas military wing were killed in an explosion. Hamas later said the six, including two commanders, were killed "dismantling booby-trapped spying equipment planted by Israel during the past decade in Gaza".
    (AP, 5/6/18)

2018        May 6, Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians who tried to breach the Gaza border fence. An axe and a wire cutter were found in their possession. Israel struck a facility of the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers overnight, with the Israeli army saying it was reacting to kite-borne fire bombings.
    (AP, 5/6/18)(AFP, 5/6/18)

2018        May 8, Israel's interior ministry announced it had terminated the residency permit of Human Rights Watch's Israel and Palestine director Omar Shakir, a US citizen, over accusations that he supported a boycott of Israel. The Jewish state gave him two weeks to leave.
    (AFP, 5/9/18)

2018        May 11, Gaza activists burned tires and threw stones near the sealed border with Israel in a seventh weekly protest aimed at shaking off a decade-old blockade of their territory. Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators broke into the Gaza side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing, setting a pipeline that delivers gas from Israel alight and torching a goods conveyor belt. One Palestinian was reported killed and 49 wounded by Israeli army fire.
    (AP, 5/11/18)(Reuters, 5/12/18)

2018        May 12, Israel closed the Kerem Shalom border crossing with the Gaza Strip, a day after the terminal was damaged during protests by Palestinians that turned violent.
    (Reuters, 5/12/18)

2018        May 14, Palestinian Wissam Hijazi (30) was shot during a day of huge protests against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in clashes along the Israel-Gaza border. On Aug 13 the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said he died while being treated in Egypt. His death brought the Palestinian death toll from the May 14 protests and clashes to 63.
    (AFP, 8/13/18)
2018        May 14, Israel's air force hit a Hamas base in the Gaza Strip, as bloody clashes between protesters and soldiers raged along the strip's border with Israel killed 60 Palestinians. In addition, more than 2,700 people were hurt, among them 1,360 by gunshots. The surge in violence came as a White House delegation and Israeli officials gathered for the contentious inauguration of a US embassy in Jerusalem.  The next day Israel's military said at least 24 of the Palestinians killed in the mass march at the Gaza border were militants.
    (AFP, 5/14/18)(Reuters, 5/14/18)(AP, 5/15/18)(Reuters, 5/16/18)

2018        May 15, Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in the West Bank a day after deadly clashes killed dozens in the Gaza Strip. Arabs marked the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call their "nakba," or catastrophe, the uprooting of hundreds of thousands in the Mideast war over Israel's 1948 creation. Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian near the Gaza-Israel border.
    (AP, 5/15/18)(Reuters, 5/15/18)
2018        May 15, Israel faced a growing backlash and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 60 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza.
    (AP, 5/15/18)(Reuters, 5/16/18)

2018        May 17, The Israeli military said it has carried out airstrikes on militant sites in Gaza overnight in response to machine gun fire that hit a building in the Israeli city of Sderot.
    (AP, 5/17/18)

2018        May 18, Tens of thousands of Palestinians prayed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the first weekly prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
    (AFP, 5/18/18)
2018        May 18, The UN Human Rights Council voted 29-2 with 14 abstentions to back a resolution that also condemned "the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians." The United States decried it as an example of a biased focus on Israel by the council.
    (AP, 5/18/18)

2018        May 19, Gaza's health ministry said two Palestinians have died from their wounds after being shot by Israeli troops during protests. The deaths raised the death toll to 61 Palestinians killed in the May 14 Israeli gunfire.
    (AFP, 5/19/18)

2018        May 22, Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people.
    (AP, 5/22/18)

2018        May 25, Yasser Habib (24), a Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces in recent clashes along the Gaza border, died. At least 115 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip since mass demonstrations broke out on March 30.
    (AFP, 5/25/18)
2018        May 25, Israel called on the European Union to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU's stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the Jewish state.
    (AP, 5/25/18)

2018        May 27, Israeli tank shelling killed three members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip in response to a bomb that had been placed next to the border fence overnight.
    (Reuters, 5/27/18)

2018        May 28, The Israeli army raided a Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, in an apparent hunt for suspects in the killing of a soldier.
    (AFP, 5/28/18)

2018        May 29, Israeli forces stopped and seized a Palestinian protest boat, as those aboard sought to demonstrate against the Jewish state's blockade of Gaza. The incident occurred after militants fired some 28 mortars in the direction of Israel, whose military retaliated by hitting dozens of targets.
    (AFP, 5/29/18)

2018        May 30, The Palestinian Hamas group announced that it would cease fire if Israel did the same. Israel signaled it would halt its strikes if the rocket barrages stopped.
    (Reuters, 5/30/18)
2018        May 30, The Palestinian health ministry said Naji Ghonaim (23),shot several days earlier by Israeli forces during protests and clashes on the Gaza border, has died of his wounds. At least 122 Palestinians have been killed since mass protests and clashes broke out along the Gaza border on March 30.
    (AFP, 5/30/18)

2018        May 31, The Red Cross warned that Gaza was facing an "epic" crisis, after weeks of violence has left more than 13,000 Palestinians wounded, overwhelming an already disastrously weak health system.
    (AFP, 5/31/18)

2018        May, A Palestinian was shot in the back by an Israeli policewoman nearly 20 seconds after walking away from a West Bank checkpoint. In 2019 she was charged with assault and reckless use of a weapon for allegedly shooting the unarmed man.
    (AP, 11/21/19)

2018        Jun 1, Israeli forces shot dead Razan al-Najar (21), a volunteer medic, as she ran toward the border fence, east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty.
    (Reuters, 6/2/18)

2018        Jun 2, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who tried to ram a tractor into soldiers and civilians in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 6/2/18)
2018        Jun 2, Thousands of Palestinians, including hundreds of medical workers in white uniforms, took part in the funeral procession of Razan Najjar (21) who was shot dead by Israeli troops the previous day along the Israel-Gaza border. After the funeral dozens of mourners headed to the fence and started throwing stones at the Israeli soldiers. The Palestinian Health Ministry said five protesters were wounded by Israeli fire.
    (AP, 6/2/18)

2018        Jun 3, Israeli aircraft pounded over a dozen militant targets in Gaza, after Palestinian projectile fire shattered a ceasefire reached just days ago after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war.
    (AFP, 6/3/18)
2018        Jun 3, Israel's military destroyed a tunnel dug by Hamas leading from Gaza into the Mediterranean Sea intended for use by the Islamic militant group that rules the territory to carry out attacks.
    (AFP, 6/10/18)(AP, 6/10/18)

2018        Jun 4, Israel announced plans to deduct from tax funds it collects for the Palestinians to compensate Israelis living near the Gaza Strip who have fallen victim to a wave of arson attacks. Israeli troops killed a Palestinian attempting to cross into Israel from Gaza.
    (SFC, 6/5/18, p.A3)

2018        Jun 6, The Israeli military shot dead Palestinian Ezz El-Deen al-Tamimi (21) during a raid in the occupied West Bank, saying a soldier fired back after a man pelted him with a rock.
    (Reuters, 6/6/18)
2018        Jun 6, Argentina called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel after protests by pro-Palestinian groups, claiming the safety of the players was at stake.
    (AP, 6/6/18)

2018        Jun 8, Israeli troops fired tear gas and live bullets at Palestinians taking part in weekly protests at the Gaza Strip border with Israel, injuring at least 386 people. At least four demonstrators were killed.
    (Reuters, 6/8/18)(SFC, 6/9/18, p.A4)

2018        Jun 12, Israeli security forces began evicting Jewish settlers from 15 homes which Israel's highest court ruled were built illegally on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 6/12/18)

2018        Jun 17, Israeli military aircraft struck a vehicle belonging to someone who sent burning kites into Israel from Gaza. Hours later, Israeli aircraft fired warning shots toward Palestinians who had launched arson balloons. No one was injured in the strikes.
    (AP, 6/17/18)
2018        Jun 17, Nearly a dozen Israeli police officers were injured in clashes as they began evicting Jewish settlers from an outpost in the occupied West Bank.
    (AFP, 6/17/18)

2018        Jun 18, A Palestinian (24) was killed when a part of Israel's fortifications on the Gaza border blew up as he tampered with it.
    (AP, 6/18/18)

2018        Jun 20, Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early today in a new flare-up of hostilities that saw dozens of rockets and mortar shells fired from the Palestinian enclave.
    (AFP, 6/20/18)

2018        Jun 28, The Israeli military said it identified two militants crawling toward the security barrier early today, trying to infiltrate into the country. An Israeli tank fired a shell in their direction and later discovered firebombs at the scene. 17-year-old Abdel-Fattah Azzom was wounded and soon died in a Gaza hospital.
    (AP, 6/28/18)

2018        Jun 29, Israel troops shot Yasser Abu al-Naja (13) in the head in border clashes near the southern city of Khan Yunis. The boy, a son of a Hamas military commander. Mohammed al-Hamayda (24) died after he was shot in the stomach in a separate incident east of Rafah in Gaza's south.
    (AFP, 6/30/18)(SFC, 6/29/18, p.A4)

2018        Jul 2, Israeli troops fired on four Palestinians who crossed the border from Gaza into southern Israel and attempted to attack a military post, killing one of them.
    (AP, 7/2/18)

2018        Jul 3, Palestinian leaders strongly condemned a new Israeli law that will freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority to punish the PA's payments to families of those jailed for attacks.
    (AFP, 7/3/18)
2018        Jul 3, The Israeli military said it had uncovered a plot by Hamas militants to spy on soldiers by befriending them on social media and luring them into downloading fake dating apllicatrions that gave Hamas access to their smartphones.
    (SFC, 7/4/18, p.A4)   

2018        Jul 4, Palestinian protests broke out at a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank facing Israeli demolition in what rights groups have condemned as a bid to expand Jewish settlement in Khan al-Ahmar.
    (AP, 7/4/18)

2018        Jul 6, Palestinians and their supporters marked a temporary victory in a Bedouin village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank after an Israeli judge halted demolition proceedings.
    (Reuters, 7/6/18)

2018        Jul 9, Israel closed its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip, except for humanitarian equipment, over weeks of fires at farms caused by kites and balloons carrying firebombs from the Palestinian enclave.
    (AFP, 7/9/18)

2018        Jul 10, Israel's navy seized a boat that had left from a Gaza port with wounded Palestinians aboard in a bid to challenge the blockade of the Hamas-run enclave.
    (AFP, 7/10/18)

2018        Jul 14, Israeli aircraft struck militant targets in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians launched dozens of mortar bombs and rockets from the enclave into Israel. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed before a ceasefire went into effect.
    (Reuters, 7/14/18)(Reuters, 7/15/18)
2018        Jul 14, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was in Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
    (AFP, 7/14/18)

2018        Jul 15, Two Palestinians, a man (35) and his son (13), were killed in a blast in a house west of Gaza City.
    (Reuters, 7/15/18)

2018        Jul 16, An Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip in response to balloons carrying firebombs over the border fence to burn Israeli farmland.
    (AFP, 7/16/18)

2018        Jul 17, Israel's parliament passed a law that could see groups critical of government policies toward the Palestinians banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils.
    (Reuters, 7/17/18)
2018        Jul 17, Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.
    (AP, 7/17/18)

2018        Jul 19, Two Palestinian families demolished the homes they had lived in for nearly two decades, saying they would rather destroy them than face the prospect of Israeli settlers moving in.
    (Reuters, 7/19/18)
2018        Jul 19, An Israeli airstrike against a Gaza crew launching incendiary devices killed a member of the militant group Hamas and wounded three others.
    (AP, 7/19/18)

2018        Jul 20, The Israeli army struck 60 Hamas sites including weapon manufacturing sites, a drone warehouse and a military operations room following the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border. Three Hamas militants were killed as air raids sent fireballs exploding into the sky over Gaza. A fourth Palestinian was shot dead in protests near the border.
    (AFP, 7/21/18)

2018        Jul 21, Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war.
    (AP, 7/21/18)
2018        Jul 21, Egypt said a new Israeli law giving Jews the exclusive right to self-determination in the country undermined the chances for peace in the Middle East and the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes.
    (Reuters, 7/21/18)

2018        Jul 24, Israel partially reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip after a two-week closure prompted by border tensions and incendiary kites sparked fears of a severe fuel shortage in the blockaded Palestinian enclave.
    (AFP, 7/24/18)

2018        Jul 25, The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it would reduce jobs in Gaza and the West Bank at the end of this month following US budget cuts. UNRWA employees demonstrated in protest of the sweeping pay cuts and dismissals.
    (Reuters, 7/25/18)(SFC, 7/26/18, p.A2)

2018        Jul 26, Teenage Palestinian attacker Mohammed Tareq Dar Youssef (17) snuck into the Israeli Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank by climbing a wall. He stabbed three people seemingly at random before being shot dead.
    (AFP, 7/27/18)(SFC, 7/28/18, p.A4)

2018        Jul 27, Palestinians Majdi al-Satari (11) and Ghazi Abu Mustafa (43) were killed by Israeli gunfire at a border protest.
    (AP, 7/28/18)
2018        Jul 27, Israeli police closed the gates to Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound after masked youths discharged fireworks in the direction of Israeli police following midday prayers.
    (AFP, 7/27/18)(Reuters, 7/27/18)
2018        Jul 27, Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said 400 new homes will be built in the Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank where a Palestinian last evening stabbed three Israelis, one fatally.
    (AFP, 7/27/18)

2018        Jul 28, Palestinian teen Moumin al-Hams (17) died of wounds sustained by Israeli gunfire at a border protest as thousands attended the funeral of an 11-year-old killed in that demonstration.
    (AP, 7/28/18)
2018        Jul 28, Israeli forces arrested two Italians and a Palestinian for drawing a giant mural of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, seen as a symbol of resistance, on the separation wall in the occupied West Bank. On July 25 a man drawing the mural had identified himself as Italian street artist Jorit Agoch.
    (AFP, 7/29/18)

2018        Jul 29, Israel's navy intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.  The Norwegian-flagged Karstein ship had 22 people on board. The captain of the boat later accused Israeli authorities of violating the law by boarding the vessel in international waters and using violent force against its crew who were arrested.
    (AFP, 7/29/18)(AFP, 8/2/18)
2018        Jul 29, Israel released Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi (17) from prison after serving eight months for slapping two Israeli soldiers.
    (AFP, 7/29/18)

2018        Jul 30, Israel expelled Italian artists Jorit Agoch and Salvatore De Louise for their painting of a mural depicting formerly imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamini.
    (SFC, 7/31/18, p.A3)

2018        Jul 31, An Israeli court jailed Israeli Arab poet Dareen Tatour (36) for five months after convicting her of incitement to terrorism for a poem and remarks she posted on social media during a wave of Palestinian street attacks. She had published her poem "Resist, My People, Resist" in October 2015 as a soundtrack to footage of masked Palestinian youths throwing stones and firebombs at Israeli soldiers.
    (Reuters, 7/31/18)

2018        Aug 2, Israel again halted shipments of fuel and natural gas to Gaza in response to incendiary balloons that have targeted southern Israel. senior Hamas officials said Egypt is trying to broker a broad cease-fire deal between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers that is to pave the way for Gaza's reconstruction and an eventual prisoner swap.
    (AP, 8/2/18)

2018        Aug 3, Palestinian Ahmed Yaghi (25) was killed by a sniper east of Gaza City. According to the Israeli army, some 8,000 Gazans had gathered at different spots along the frontier, attempting to sabotage the Israeli border fence.
    (AFP, 8/4/18)

2018        Aug 4, Palestinian teen Muadh al-Suri (15) died of his wounds a day after he was shot by Israeli troops during clashes on the Gaza border.
    (AFP, 8/4/18)
2018        Aug 4, The Israeli navy said it has intercepted a Swedish-flagged activist boat bent on breaching its blockade of Gaza, the second in less than a week. The vessel, named Freedom for Gaza and carrying 12 people, was taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod.
    (AFP, 8/4/18)

2018        Aug 5, Palestinians denounced reported US attempts to undercut a UN agency that serves several million Palestinian refugees and their descendants.
    (AP, 8/5/18)
2018        Aug 5, An Israeli drone attacked a Palestinian militant base in the northern Gaza Strip, moderately injuring two people. Aircraft fired at two targets in the strip's northern area, describing them as sites for arson balloons.
    (AFP, 8/5/18)

2018        Aug 7, An Israeli strike killed two militants of the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas movement after shots were fired at soldiers. The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades confirmed in a statement that the dead men were its fighters, naming them as Ahmed Murjan and Abdel-Hafez al-Silawi.
    (AFP, 8/7/18)

2018        Aug 8, Workers seized partial control of the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in Hamas-run Gaza, accusing their union of "mutiny" over job cuts.
    (AFP, 8/8/18)

2018        Aug 9, In southern Israel a long-range rocket fired from Gaza struck an uninhabited area outside Beersheba, hours after a Palestinian official said an end to a surge in cross-border fighting could be near. The military said more than 180 rockets and mortar bombs were fired from Gaza overnight. Seven people were wounded. The Israeli military said its aircraft struck more than 150 facilities belonging to Hamas. Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there.
    (Reuters, 8/9/18)(AP, 8/9/18)

2018        Aug 10, Two Palestinians were killed and 307 wounded during protests on the Gaza border. The wounded included two journalists and five medics.
    (AFP, 8/11/18)

2018        Aug 11, A Palestinian (40) hit by Israeli fire on the Gaza border died of his wounds, taking the death toll from protests the previous day to three.
    (AFP, 8/11/18)
2018        Aug 11, The Israeli army carried out four drone attacks, targeting Palestinians who were flying balloons carrying incendiary devices across the border into Israel.
    (AFP, 8/11/18)

2018        Aug 15, Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.
    (Reuters, 8/15/18)

2018        Aug 17, Israeli fire killed two Palestinians and injured another 60 at a protest along the Gaza border.
    (SFC, 8/18/18, p.A2)

2018        Aug 19, The Palestinians said Israel has withheld delivery of post shipments to the Palestinian territories through its national postal service since 2010. In recent days the Palestinian postal staff in Jericho has been sorting through tons of undelivered mail in a room packed with letters, boxes and even a wheelchair. The one-time release of the ten and a half tons of mail was a "gesture".
    (AP, 8/19/18)
2018        Aug 19, Israel closed its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes.
    (AFP, 8/19/18)
2018        Aug 19, Israel's Supreme Court doubled the sentence of Ben Deri, a former border policeman, convicted in the death of Nadim Nuwara (17) a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014. Deri's imprisonment was extended from nine months to 18 months.
    (AP, 8/19/18)

2018        Aug 21, Israel's military said it would launch a criminal investigation into two incidents in which its troops shot dead Palestinian teenagers taking part in protests along the Gaza border. The inquiry into the deaths of Abed Nabi (18) on March 30, and Othman Helles (15) on July 13 was the first announced by the military into its use of lethal force in the border demonstrations that began five months ago.
    (Reuters, 8/21/18)

2018        Aug 22, An Israeli watchdog group said the government has advanced plans to build over 1,000 new homes in West Bank settlements.
    (AP, 8/22/18)

2018        Aug 24, US President Donald Trump's administration cut more than $200 million in aid for the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    (AFP, 8/25/18)

2018        Aug 27, Israel reopened its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip, a week after shutting it over violence along the border with the Palestinian enclave.
    (AFP, 8/27/18)

2018        Aug 29, Tens of thousands of Palestinian children returned to United Nations-run schools after the summer holidays, though major US cuts have thrown their funding into jeopardy beyond next month.
    (AFP, 8/29/18)

2018        Aug 31, Israeli security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at rock-throwing Palestinians protesting against land seizures for Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 8/31/18)
2018        Aug 31, The US announced that it will no longer support the 68-year-old United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Contributions were cut from $360 million to $60 million this year and down to zero in 2019.
    (AP, 8/31/18)(SFC, 6/4/19, p.A2)

2018        Sep 3, In Lebanon UN schools for Palestinian refugees started the new school year on time, despite the US decision to cancel funding to the international body's Palestinian relief agency.
    (AP, 9/3/18)

2018        Sep 5, Israel's top court cleared the way for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank whose fate has drawn international concern and Palestinian protests.
    (Reuters, 9/5/18)

2018        Sep 7, Hundreds of Palestinians took part in protests along the border, burning tires and hurling objects at troops on the Israeli side. A teenager (17) was killed and 45 others were wounded. Ahmad Abu Tuyur (16) was wounded from a single gunshot in the southern Rafah region and died the next day.
    (AP, 9/8/18)(SFC, 9/8/18, p.A2)

2018        Sep 8, Palestinian Ahmad Abu Tuyur (16) died of wounds sustained from a single gunshot the previous day along the Israeli border in the southern Rafah region.
    (AP, 9/8/18)

2018        Sep 10, Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said US has notified the Palestinians it's closing their mission in Washington.
    (AP, 9/10/18)

2018        Sep 11, The Palestinians announced a fresh push against Israel at the International Criminal Court, a day after the United States said it was closing their Washington mission partly over the campaign.
    (AFP, 9/11/18)

2018        Sep 14, Palestinian Shadi Abdel Aal (11) was fatally wounded during demonstrations east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, becoming one of the youngest Palestinians to be killed in months of unrest along the frontier.  Two other Palestinians were killed during the weekly protest by Israeli live fire.
    (AFP, 9/15/18)(Reuters, 9/17/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Israel American law professor Frank Romano (66), who reportedly also has French citizenship, was detained in the embattled village of Khan al-Ahmar, along with two Palestinian activists, for allegedly trying to block Israeli troops in a West Bank village slated for demolition.
    (AP, 9/15/18)

2018        Sep 15, Palestinian Saheeb Abu Kashef (16) died late today after being shot on August 3 east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.
    (AFP, 9/16/18)

2018        Sep 16, A Palestinian (17) fatally stabbed Ari Fuld (45), an American-born Jewish settler, in the occupied West Bank then was himself shot and seized by armed civilians who gave chase.
    (Reuters, 9/16/18)

2018        Sep 17, The Israeli military attacked a group late today suspected of tampering with the border fence. Two people were found dead near the site of an Israeli missile strike at the Gaza border.
    (AP, 9/18/18)

2018        Sep 19, Palestinian protests escalated after the failure of Egyptian-led efforts to broker a deal between the Islamic militant group Hamas and Israel to ease the Gaza blockade. Thousands of employees of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees protested in Gaza against forced redundancies as a result of US funding cuts.
    (AP, 9/19/18)(AFP, 9/19/18)

2018        Sep 24, Staff at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike in the Gaza Strip to protest against job losses and US funding cuts.
    (AFP, 9/24/18)

2018        Sep 25, Israel opened a high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv's international airport and Jerusalem, part of a $2 billion project that has drawn Palestinian complaints over its route through small parts of the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 9/25/18)

2018        Sep 27, Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad selected a new leader for the first time in more than 20 years. Syria-based Ziad al-Nakhala (b.1953) will take over as the movement's secretary general from Ramadan Shalah, who has been suffering from serious health issues for months.
    (AFP, 9/27/18)

2018        Sep 28, Thousands of Palestinians rallied near the border fence, with hundreds breaching it in one area. Amateur videos showed protesters kissing the ground on the Israeli side amid sound of repeated gunshots. Nasser Musabeh (11) was among seven protesters reportedly killed by Israeli troops.
    (AP, 9/29/18)
2018        Sep 28, The European Union said it's offering an extra 40 million euros ($46 million) to the UN Palestinian refugee agency to help educate children and provide health care in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 9/28/18)

2018        Sep 30, Israel released Salah Hamouri (33),a French-Palestinian lawyer held without charge for the past 13 months over unspecified allegations. More than 5,500 Palestinians were currently held in Israeli jails, including approximately 450 in administrative detention.
    (AFP, 9/30/18)

2018        Oct 1, UNRWA pulled part of its international staff out of the Gaza Strip due to security concerns.
    (AP, 10/2/18)
2018        Oct 1, Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem held a general strike in support of an Israeli-Arab protest against Israel's new Nation State Law.
    (Reuters, 10/1/18)

2018        Oct 2, Palestinian schoolchildren in a West Bank hamlet slated for destruction asked for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene on their behalf.
    (AP, 10/2/18)
2018        Oct 2, Workers for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike to protest job cuts due to a funding crisis sparked by US President Donald Trump's aid cancellation.
    (AP, 10/2/18)
2018        Oct 2, Israel detained Lara Alqasem (22), an American citizen with Palestinian grandparents, after she landed at Ben-Gurion Airport with a valid student visa. She was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions that she supports a campaign that calls for boycotts, divestments, and sanctions against Israel. A week later she was still in detention.
    (AP, 10/9/18)

2018        Oct 4, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced in a statement a "detailed plan to remove UNRWA from Jerusalem and replace its services with municipal services".
    (AFP, 10/5/18)

2018        Oct 5, Three Palestinians, among them a 13-year-old boy, were killed by Israeli troops during protests at five locations along the frontier. 376 were wounded, including 126 with bullet wounds. Israel said the demonstrators threw grenades at the soldiers, adding that they also tore at parts of the fence with bolt cutters.
    (AP, 10/6/18)(AFP, 10/6/18)

2018        Oct 6, Israel announced new restrictions on Gaza, weeks after the territory's Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the enclave's land and sea borders with Israel. Israel's defence minister ordered the fishing zone to be reduced to six nautical miles (11 km) from nine nautical miles. Under the Oslo Accords of the early 1990s, fishermen are supposed to be allowed to operate up to 20 nautical miles off the coast.
    (AP, 10/6/18)(AFP, 10/6/18)

2018        Oct 7, A Palestinian attacker opened fire inside a West Bank industrial zone this morning where Israelis and Palestinians work together, killing two Israelis and seriously wounding a third. The gunman escaped the scene.
    (AP, 10/7/18)

2018        Oct 9, Qatari-bought fuel arrived at the Gaza Strip's only power station after entering through Israel in a bid to alleviate conditions in the Palestinian enclave.
    (AFP, 10/9/18)

2018        Oct 11, Israel destroyed a cross-border tunnel running from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, which it said was dug by the Palestinian Hamas group with the aim of carrying out attacks.
    (Reuters, 10/11/18)

2018        Oct 12, The Israeli army said five people were shot dead after "an organized attack" on an army post. The Gaza health ministry said seven Palestinians were killed.  50 other protesters were wounded by live bullets.
    (AP, 10/12/18)(AFP, 10/13/18)
2018        Oct 12, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman late today ordered the deliveries of Qatari-bought fuel to stop after clashes on the Gaza-Israel border.
    (AFP, 10/13/18)
2018        Oct 12, Israeli forces said they had arrested a Palestinian, identified as Ashraf Naalwa (23), on suspicion of stabbing and wounding an army reservist on guard duty at a checkpoint south of Nablus the previous day.
    (AFP, 10/13/18)
2018        Oct 12, Palestinian Aisha Rabi (47), a mother of nine, was fatally wounded in an attack near the Jewish settlement of Rechalim in the West Bank. On Jan 6, 2019, Israeli authorities confirmed that they have arrested five Jewish seminary students, all under age 18, suspected of the fatal stone-throwing attack.
    (AP, 1/6/19)(Reuters, 1/6/19)

2018        Oct 13, Palestinian security sources said Aisha Mohammed Rabi (48), a mother of eight, has died of her wounds in Nablus after Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank threw stones a day earlier at the car she was traveling in.
    (AFP, 10/13/18)

2018        Oct 15, A Palestinian was shot dead after trying to stab an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank.
    (AFP, 10/15/18)

2018        Oct 17, A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in in Beersheba, the largest city in southern Israel early today, prompting Israeli air strikes that killed a militant in the Palestinian enclave.
    (Reuters, 10/17/18)

2018        Oct 18, The United States downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the US Embassy to Israel.
    (AP, 10/18/18)

2018        Oct 19, Thousands of Palestinians massed along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel. Gaza's Health Ministry reported 77 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire and six of them were in serious condition.
    (AP, 10/19/18)

2018        Oct 21, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail.
    (AP, 10/21/18)

2018        Oct 22, In the Gaza Strip Hamas sentenced 17 people convicted of drug trafficking to hard labor prison terms of 10 years to life. Officers in military fatigues poured gasoline and set alight more than 1 million tablets of opioid painkiller tramadol, about 1,500 slabs of hashish and 900 grams of opium.
    (AP, 10/22/18)

2018        Oct 23, Human Rights Watch said security forces of the rival Palestinian governments routinely use torture and arbitrary arrests, among other tactics, to quash dissent by peaceful activists and political opponents.
    (AP, 10/23/18)

2018        Oct 24, Israel allowed a resumption of Qatari-financed fuel deliveries to Gaza after a 12-day halt it imposed over heavy border clashes.
    (AFP, 10/24/18)

2018        Oct 26, Five Palestinians were killed as fresh clashes broke out with Israeli troops on Gaza's border with the Jewish state, despite Egyptian-brokered truce efforts.
    (AFP, 10/26/18)

2018        Oct 27, Palestinian militants said they would halt attacks into Israel from the Gaza Strip after they fired the heaviest rocket salvoes across the border since August. Israel said its fighter jets struck dozens of targets across Gaza and accused Iranian forces in Damascus of orchestrating the barrages.
    (Reuters, 10/27/18)(AP, 10/27/18)

2018        Oct 28, Palestinian Yahya al-Hassanat (37) died two days after suffering gunshot wounds in clashes on the Israel-Gaza border. The death raised to seven the number of Palestinians killed as a result of the Oct. 26 clashes when thousands again approached the border fence.
    (AFP, 10/28/18)
2018        Oct 28, Three Palestinian boys were killed in an Israeli air strike at the Gaza frontier. Israel said it targeted Palestinians trying to blow up part of the fence.
    (Reuters, 10/29/18)

2018        Oct 29, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 25 including two medics during Palestinian protests along the Gaza Strip's beachfront border with Israel.
    (Reuters, 10/29/18)

2018        Nov 2, A senior Palestinian official condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement a day earlier that he would move his country's Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 11/2/18)

2018        Nov 7, Palestinian Ahmad al-Najar (21), shot last month during protests on the Israel-Gaza border, succumbed to his wounds.
    (AFP, 11/8/18)

2018        Nov 9, A $15 million Qatari cash infusion was paid out to impoverished Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip, offering the enclave's dominant Hamas Islamists a potential domestic reprieve though Israel said the money would not go to them.
    (Reuters, 11/9/18)

2018        Nov 11, A botched Israeli undercover operation in the Gaza Strip led to fighting that killed a Hamas commander, six other Palestinian militants and an Israeli colonel. Palestinians fired 17 rockets into southern Israel in response to the Israeli incursion and air strikes.
    (Reuters, 11/12/18)

2018        Nov 12, Palestinians in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel, critically wounding one person in a strike on a bus, a day after an Israeli incursion prompted deadly fighting in the enclave. Israel's military said it was carrying out air strikes "throughout the Gaza Strip" following a barrage of rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.
    (Reuters, 11/12/18)(AFP, 11/12/18)

2018        Nov 13, Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel after a severe escalation of violence threatened to descend into full-blown war. Seven Palestinians were killed in Gaza over the course of some 24 hours as Israeli strikes targeted militants and flattened buildings while sending fireballs and plumes of smoke into the sky. Around 460 rockets and mortar rounds were fired from the Gaza Strip, wounding 27 people, including three severely.
    (AFP, 11/13/18)

2018        Nov 14, Palestinian Nawaf al-Aatar (20) was killed by Israeli fire in the border area of the northern Gaza Strip. A Gazan security source said he was fishing at the time near the border fence.
    (AFP, 11/14/18)
2018        Nov 14, A knife wielding Palestinian sneaked into a Jerusalem police station late today and wounded four police officers before he was shot and captured.
    (SFC, 11/16/18, p.A2)

2018        Nov 19, Home-renting company Airbnb Inc said that it had decided to remove its listings in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, enclaves that most world powers consider illegal for taking up land where Palestinians seek statehood.
    (Reuters, 11/19/18)

2018        Nov 20, In Israel Palestinian teenager Abdul Rahman Abu Jamal (17), who attacked Israeli officers on Nov. 14 at a police station in annexed east Jerusalem before being shot, died of his wounds at the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 11/20/18)

2018        Nov 22, Hamas published photos of six men and two women who it said were involved in the botched Nov. 11 Israeli undercover raid into the Gaza Strip and appealed for details about them.
    (Reuters, 11/22/18)

2018        Nov 25, Israeli police overnight arrested Adnan Gheith, the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, for the second time in as many months after an investigation related to a land sale.
    (AFP, 11/25/18)

2018        Nov 26, Israeli police arrested 32 Palestinians in east Jerusalem, accusing them of illegally working with Palestinian security services.
    (AP, 11/26/18)
2018        Nov 26, A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank before being shot and killed.
    (AP, 11/26/18)

2018        Nov 28, The US ambassador to Israel called on Palestinians to free Issam Akel, an American-Palestinian, who was detained two months ago for "selling land to a Jew", apparently violating a long-standing Palestinian ban on selling land to Israelis.
    (Reuters, 11/28/18)

2018        Nov 29, An Israeli court extended the remand of Adnan Gheith, the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, for three days following his Nov. 25 arrest in connection with an investigation related to a land sale.
    (AFP, 11/29/18)

2018        Dec 2, An Israeli court ruled that the Palestinians' Jerusalem governor, Adnan Ghaith, could leave custody on bail and on condition he not enter the West Bank for two weeks.
    (AP, 12/2/18)

2018        Dec 3, A Hamas-controlled military court sentenced six Palestinians to death for allegedly collaborating with Israel.
    (AP, 12/3/18)
2018        Dec 3, The Vatican expressed concern over the status of Jerusalem as Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held their first meeting since the United States stirred international anxiety by moving its embassy there. The Vatican reaffirmed its longstanding call for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    (Reuters, 12/3/18)(AP, 12/3/18)

2018        Dec 4, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man early today during a military operation in the West Bank city of Tulkarem. Tulkarem governor Isam Abu Baker said that Mohammed Habali (22) was shot in the head "without posing any threat to the soldiers".
    (AP, 12/4/18)

2018        Dec 6, A Palestinian court extended the detention of hunger-striking Palestinian-American activist Suha Jbara, a US citizen born in Panama, who claims she was tortured in captivity.
    (AP, 12/6/18)

2018        Dec 7, Qatar paid the salaries of nearly 30,000 Gazan civil servants, delighting the impoverished workers but angering some in the deeply divided Palestinian leadership who balked at the intervention of a foreign power.
    (Reuters, 12/7/18)

2018        Dec 9, The Israeli military said it has opened an investigation into the death of a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the West Bank after a video surfaced appearing to show him being shot in the back. A Dec. 4 video showed Mohammed Habali walking in an alleyway holding a stick when he is shot from behind and falls down on his face.
    (AP, 12/9/18)
2018        Dec 9, A Palestinian opened fire at a group of Israelis standing at a bus stop next to a Jewish settlement near Ramallah, wounding six people, one - a pregnant woman - critically, in a drive-by shooting.
    (Reuters, 12/10/18)

2018        Dec 10, Israeli soldiers raided the offices of Palestinian news agency Wafa in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. They withdrew from the agency's office after they took copies of security camera footage.
    (Reuters, 12/10/18)

2018        Dec 11, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Hebron after he attempted to ram his car into them. In the northern West Bank another Palestinian drove his car toward Israeli forces, who opened fire and arrested the driver.
    (AP, 12/11/18)

2018        Dec 12, Hundreds of Gazans attended the funeral of Ahmed Abu Abed, a four-year-old boy who died after being hit by Israeli shrapnel at a border protest last week.
    (Reuters, 12/12/18)
2018        Dec 12, Israeli forces late today killed Salah Barghouti, a Palestinian suspect wanted in the drive-by shooting on Dec. 9 at a West Bank bus stop.
    (AP, 12/13/18)

2018        Dec 13, Israeli security forces in Nablus tracked down and killed Ashraf Naalweh, a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis in October. A Palestinian gunman got out of a car and opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement, killing two Israeli soldiers before speeding away. Hours later, the army said it shot and killed a Palestinian man who attempted to ram his car into soldiers on a West Bank road. A Palestinian assailant stabbed two officers in Jerusalem's Old City, wounding them lightly. Officers opened fire on the attacker (26) and he was killed.
    (AP, 12/13/18)
2018        Dec 13, A group of Israelis beat up a Palestinian bus driver, Nidal Sake, near a West Bank settlement.
    (AP, 12/14/18)

2018        Dec 14, Israeli forces arrested dozens of Hamas activists in the West Bank as the army intensified a crackdown in response to a pair of deadly shootings believed to have been carried out by Hamas militants. An Israeli soldier was severely wounded by a Palestinian assailant who attacked him with a rock, while Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinian demonstrators outside Ramallah. Palestinian Mahmoud Nakhla (18) was shot in the abdomen and died in Ramallah.
    (AP, 12/14/18)(SFC, 12/15/18, p.A2)

2018        Dec 15, Israeli forces in Ramallah demolished the home of Islam Abu Hmaid, a Palestinian charged with killing a soldier during an Israeli raid in the West Bank earlier this year.
    (AP, 12/15/18)
2018        Dec 15, Australia's PM Scott Morrison said his country now formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately. The Palestinian leadership described as "irresponsible" Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it violated international law.
    (Reuters, 12/15/18)(AFP, 12/15/18)

2018        Dec 17, The Israeli military partially demolished the home of Ashraf Naalweh, a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis in an attack two months ago. Israeli troops killed Naalweh in an arrest raid last week after a two-month manhunt.
    (AP, 12/17/18)
 2018        Dec 17, The United Nations and the Palestinian Authority appealed for $350 million in aid for Palestinians next year, saying much more was needed but they had to be realistic after a year of funding cuts.
    (Reuters, 12/17/18)

2018        Dec 18, Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu said more than 130 Palestinians have been arrested in recent days in Israel's search for a suspect wanted in a deadly West Bank shooting.
    (AP, 12/18/18)

2018        Dec 19, The UN's World Food Program (WFP) said it will cut food aid next year to about 190,000 poor Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank due a shortage of funds.
    (Reuters, 12/19/18)

2018        Dec 20, The Israeli military shot dead a Palestinian car passenger in the West Bank after it broke through a checkpoint. The dead passenger was identified as Qasim Abbasi (17) from east Jerusalem.
    (AP, 12/21/18)

2018        Dec 21, Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire during protests along the Gaza-Israel frontier, including Mohammed Jahjouh (16). A 4th Palestinian, Ayman Shehr (18), died of his wounds the next day.
    (AP, 12/22/18)

2018        Dec 22, Palestinian Pres. Mahmud Abbas said he intended to dissolve the Palestinian Legislative Council after a court decision that ordered the move and elections to be held within six months.
    (AFP, 12/23/18)

2018        Dec 25, In Israel Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah's convoy was hit with a number of stones as he was returning home after attending Christmas Eve mass in Bethlehem.
    (AFP, 1/3/19)

2018        Dec 26, It was reported that Israeli authorities have advanced plans for nearly 2,200 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank.
    (AFP, 12/26/18)

2018        Dec 28, Israeli fire killed Karam Fayyad (26) during protests on the border east of the city of Khan Yunis. Witnesses said Fayyad had Down syndrome. An Israeli aircraft hit a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip late today in response to the first fire from the territory since a November flare-up.
    (AFP, 12/29/18)(SFC, 12/29/18, p.A2)

2018        Dec 31, A Palestinian court sentenced Issam Akel (55) from east Jerusalem to life in prison with hard labor for trying to sell property in the Old City to an Israeli group.
    (AP, 12/31/18)
2018        Dec 31, An Israeli court sentenced Palestinian Jamil Tamimi (59) to 18 years imprisonment for stabbing to death Hannah Bladon (21), a British woman in Jerusalem on April 14, 2017. A plea bargain acknowledged that Tamimi is mentally ill.
    (Reuters, 12/31/18)

2019        Jan 4, A Palestinian broadcasting corporation said masked gunmen have raided its studios in the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 1/4/19)

2019        Jan 5, Gaza authorities arrested five Palestinians on suspicion of ransacking the offices of President Mahmoud Abbas's official Palestine Television station.
    (Reuters, 1/5/19)

2019        Jan 6, The Palestinian Authority (PA) announced its pullout from the Rafah border crossing, accusing Hamas of undermining its operations and detaining some of its workers.
    (AP, 1/8/19)
2019        Jan 6, Dozens of Palestinians protested the arrival of Patriarch Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land, at an Orthodox Christmas celebration in Bethlehem. Palestinians have been demanding his resignation for allegedly selling church land to Israelis.
    (AP, 1/6/19)
2019        Jan 6, Israel's army struck two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip after balloons carried an explosive device over the border fence. No injuries were reported.
    (AFP, 1/6/19)

2019        Jan 8, Egypt blocked Palestinians from entering the country from Gaza after Palestinian Authority (PA) personnel pulled out of the Rafah border crossing and Hamas officers took their place. Cairo decided to open Rafah crossing only to Palestinians returning to Gaza, after the PA personnel withdrew.
    (Reuters, 1/8/19)

2019        Jan 9, It was reported that the Palestinian Authority has cut off the salaries of Hamas lawmakers in the West Bank, the latest in a series of recent measures that have escalated tensions between the rival factions.
    (AP, 1/9/19)

2019        Jan 11, The Israeli army said around 12,000 Palestinians had gathered in multiple sites along the border. A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli forces the during protests.
    (AFP, 1/11/19)

2019        Jan 18, Thousands of Palestinians gathered for a weekly protest along the fence between Gaza border. Israeli gunfire wounded 14 Palestinians.
    (SFC, 1/19/19, p.A2)

2019        Jan 24, Israel agreed to allow the transfer of $15 million in Qatari aid to the Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip. But Hamas said it was rejecting the much-needed cash to protest Israeli delays on the delivery.
    (AP, 1/24/19)
2019        Jan 24, Israeli prosecutors charged a Jewish 16-year-old with manslaughter after he allegedly threw a stone at a car last October 12 in the occupied West Bank and killed Palestinian woman Aisha Rabi (48).
    (AFP, 1/24/19)

2019        Jan 25, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man in Gaza as thousands took part in a protest along the border. In the West Bank Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teen and wound another as a group of young men hurled stones at the troops.
    (SFC, 1/26/19, p.A2)
2019        Jan 25, Qatar said it will adopt a new formula for aid to Gaza after the Palestinian enclave's rulers Hamas rejected a cash injection over alleged unacceptable Israeli conditions. Qatar would now channel millions of dollars in humanitarian projects "in full coordination with the United Nations".
    (AFP, 1/25/19)

2019        Jan 29, The Palestinian government submitted its resignation, a statement said, a move seen as a bid by President Mahmud Abbas to strengthen his position as a decade-old political split deepens. PM Rami Hamdallah's government will remain in place while a new administration is formed.
    (AFP, 1/29/19)
2019        Jan 29, The Palestinian Authority asked the UN to deploy a permanent international force in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, after Israel announced it was suspending operations of an observer force that had been in the city of Hebron for more than 20 years.
    (AP, 1/29/19)

2019        Jan 30, Israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who tried to carry out a stabbing attack at a checkpoint between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
    (Reuters, 1/30/19)

2019        Feb 1, The Israeli army said approximately "10,000 rioters and demonstrators" gathered in different locations along the fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel. 32 Palestinians were shot and wounded by Israeli troops in the renewed clashes.
    (AFP, 2/1/19)
2019        Feb 1, US officials said the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has ceased all assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. The halt was requested by the Palestinian Authority and was linked to a Jan. 31 deadline set by new US legislation under which foreign aid recipients would be more exposed to anti-terrorism lawsuits.
    (Reuters, 2/1/19)

2019        Feb 3, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh passed through the Rafah crossing, along with dozens of other Palestinians to meet with Egyptian security officials in Cairo.
    (Reuters, 2/3/19)

2019        Feb 7, The body of Israeli teenager Ori Ansbacher (19) was found in the woods near Jerusalem with stabbing wounds. Police soon arrested Arafat Erfaiyeh (29), a Palestinian suspect in the killing.
    (AP, 2/9/19)(SSFC, 2/10/19, p.A6)(AP, 2/11/19)

2019        Feb 8, Two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli fire during clashes along the Gaza border. Another 17 Palestinians were shot and wounded at different protest sites along the border.
    (AFP, 2/8/19)

2019        Feb 10, Palestinian civil defense crews retrieved the bodies of two Palestinians, including a Hamas policeman, who suffocated to death from gas in a cross-border tunnel under Gaza's frontier with Egypt.
    (AFP, 2/11/19)
2019        Feb 10, Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who seeks re-election, pledged to freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority following a deadly Palestinian attack on a young Israeli woman. Palestinian civil affairs minister Hussein al-Sheikh said that the PA would not go along with Israel withholding any part of the tax money due.
    (AFP, 2/10/19)

2019        Feb 13, Israel's Shin Bet security agency alleged that Hamas is using coded television messages to instruct recruits in the occupied West Bank to carry out anti-Israeli attacks.
    (AFP, 2/13/19)

2019        Feb 20, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he will not accept regular monthly tax transfers from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel.
    (AP, 2/20/19)

2019        Feb 22, Israeli gunfire killed Palestinian teenager Youssef al-Dayya (15) at a protest along Gaza-Israel border fence, as thousands in contested Jerusalem descended on a section of a flashpoint holy site that has been closed by Israeli court order for over a decade.
    (AP, 2/22/19)

2019        Feb 24, Thousands of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip called on Pres. Mahmud Abbas to resign after attempts to pressure his rival Hamas with financial cuts in the impoverished enclave.
    (AFP, 2/24/19)

2019        Feb 26, Gaza journalist Hajar Harb appealed a six-month prison term and fine over her reporting in 2016 on alleged corruption within the Hamas-run Health Ministry in a case that has drawn international condemnation of the coastal strip's Islamic rulers.
    (AP, 2/26/19)
2019        Feb 26, It was reported that an opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coastal territory.
    (AP, 2/26/19)

2019        Feb 27, The Palestinian Authority said it will not accept tax revenues from Israel following the latter's decision to deduct sums Palestinians pay to prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel.
    (AP, 2/27/19)

2019        Feb 28, A UN probe released today said Israel may have committed crimes against humanity in responding to last year's unrest in Gaza, as snipers "intentionally" shot civilians including children, journalists and the disabled.
    (AFP, 2/28/19)

2019        Mar 2, Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas observation points in the Gaza Strip, after the army reported balloons carrying an "explosive device" were sent toward Israel.
    (AFP, 3/3/19)

2019        Mar 3, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Iraq for talks with officials in Baghdad on the latest developments in the region.
    (AP, 3/3/19)
2019        Mar 3, Some 800 Palestinians crossed Sunda from the Gaza Strip into Egypt on their initial stage of a pilgrimage to Mecca, the first time since 2014 Egyptian authorities have granted visas for such a trip.
    (AP, 3/3/19)
2019        Mar 3, Afghanistan donated $1 million to the main UN program for Palestinian refugees at a ceremony in Istanbul.
    (AP, 3/3/19)
2019        Mar 3, Jordan accused Israeli authorities of barring top Palestinian Muslim officials from Al-Aqsa mosque in annexed east Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 3/3/19)

2019        Mar 4, Israeli security forces shot and killed two Palestinians who carried out a car-ramming attack in the occupied West Bank that injured a soldier and a policeman.
    (AFP, 3/4/19)
2019        Mar 4, Israeli attack helicopters struck Hamas military positions in Gaza, after the country's army reported a balloon-borne "explosive device" from the Palestinian enclave targeted its territory.
    (AFP, 3/4/19)

2019        Mar 6, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu designated Al-Aqsa television channel of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist organization".
    (AFP, 3/6/19)

2019        Mar 8, A Palestinian was killed and at least 45 others wounded by Israeli fire in new protests and clashes along the Gaza border.
    (AFP, 3/9/19)

2019        Mar 9, Israeli forces said they had launched several strikes against Hamas sites in Gaza in response to a projectile launched from the besieged coastal territory the night before.
    (AFP, 3/9/19)

2019        Mar 10, Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas chose a longtime adviser, Mohammed Ishtayeh as his new prime minister, a step that deepens the rift with the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas militant group.
    (AP, 3/10/19)
2019        Mar 10, Three Israeli soldiers, charged with abusing Palestinian detainees, were sentenced to six and a half months in prison under a plea deal with a military court.
    (AP, 3/11/19)

2019        Mar 12, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man in Hebron after he ran toward them with a knife in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 3/12/19)
2019        Mar 12, Israeli police evacuated the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, after a Molotov cocktail damaged a police post. Police shut off access to it after several weeks of tension at the location.
    (AFP, 3/12/19)

2019        Mar 13, A senior Israeli official said the army has opened criminal investigations into the deaths of 11 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire during protests along the Gaza border over the past year.
    (AP, 3/13/19)

2019        Mar 14, Hundreds of Palestinians began taking to the streets in multiple locations throughout the Gaza Strip, protesting the rising cost of living in the Palestinian enclave. Over the next days dozens of people were arrested, including journalists and human rights workers, with security forces using violence to break up the demonstrations.
    (AFP, 3/17/19)

2019        Mar 15, Israel struck dozens of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rockets from the Palestinian enclave, including rare fire toward its economic capital Tel Aviv.
    (AFP, 3/15/19)

2019        Mar 17, A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier to death in the occupied West Bank and used his rifle to wound another soldier and a Jewish settler before escaping.
    (Reuters, 3/17/19)

2019        Mar 18, Israel's military expanded its massive manhunt for a Palestinian assailant as authorities announced that a second Israeli died of wounds sustained in a West Bank shooting attack the previous day.
    (AP, 3/18/19)

2019        Mar 20, Ahmad Manasra (22) was traveling home from a wedding when he spotted a family in distress on the side of a West Bank road. Moments later, the Palestinian was fatally shot while another Palestinian driver was seriously wounded both by an Israeli soldier in a nearby watchtower. In 2020 a plea bargain offered the soldier three months of community service. In Dec. 2020, an Israeli military tribunal upheld the contentious plea bargain.
    (AP, 9/8/20)(AP, 12/10/20)

2019        Mar 22, Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in separate border clashes.
    (AFP, 3/24/19)

2019        Mar 23, Palestinian Habib al-Masri (24) was shot in the chest at protests near Beit Hanoun late today. Two others were wounded. Al-Masri soon died of wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire.
    (AP, 3/24/19)

2019        Mar 24, Israeli aircraft targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early today after Palestinians there threw explosive devices at the border fence during "riots".
    (AFP, 3/24/19)

2019        Mar 25, A long-range rocket fired from the Gaza Strip slammed into a house in central Israel and wounded seven people early today. PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces an election on April 9, cut short his US visit after the rocket attack.
    (AP, 3/25/19)(Reuters, 3/25/19)

2019        Mar 26, Israel kept up air strikes on Gaza and Palestinian militants launched new rockets despite the ceasefire claim. The UN envoy for the Middle East warned of catastrophic consequences from escalating violence in Gaza as Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas continued to exchange fire despite a ceasefire deal.
    (AFP, 3/26/19)

2019        Mar 27, About 150 Palestinian students threw firebombs and rocks at Israeli soldiers who responded with tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets in the occupied West Bank after an Israeli raid on their university. Palestinian volunteer medic Sajid Muzher (17) was killed by Israeli forces during the clashes. He was shot while trying to treat one of those wounded.
    (Reuters, 3/27/19)(AFP, 3/27/19)

2019        Mar 30, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man near the perimeter fence early today hours before a planned mass rally. Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in heavy rain at the Israel-Gaza border to mark the first anniversary of a new wave of protests, facing off against Israeli tanks and troops massed on the fortified frontier. Four Palestinians were killed at the Israel-Gaza border on the first anniversary of the 'Great March of Return' demonstrations.
    (AP, 3/30/19)(Reuters, 3/30/19)(Reuters, 3/31/19)

2019        Apr 1, Israel loosened restrictions on fishermen off the blockaded Gaza Strip by allowing them to travel up to 15 nautical miles into the Mediterranean in one area, the largest distance in years.
    (AFP, 4/1/19)

2019        Apr 3, A Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli in the occupied West Bank before being shot dead by a local civilian.
    (AFP, 4/3/19)

2019        Apr 6, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he would start to extend Israeli control over the West Bank if give a fourth consecutive term.
    (SSFC, 4/7/19, p.A7)

2019        Apr 7, Dozens of neglected animals were evacuated from a ramshackle Gaza zoo in the fourth and largest such rescue mission in the blockaded Palestinian enclave. Vets and volunteers from Four Paws International transported some 40 animals into Israel from the neglected zoo in the southern town of Rafah.
    (AP, 4/7/19)

2019        Apr 12, Israeli troops killed Palestinian teenager Maisara Shalouf (15) during protests along the frontier.
    (SFC, 4/13/19, p.A2)

2019        Apr 14, Palestinian government ministers were sworn in for a second time after a lawyer noticed that the oath they took the day before had been missing a phrase.
    (AFP, 4/14/19)

2019        Apr 19, Israeli forces bulldozed two apartments belonging to the father of Arafat Erfayieh in the West Bank city of Hebron. Erfaiyeh was arrested and charged in February with the killing of Ori Ansbacher (19).
    (AP, 4/19/19)

2019        Apr 21, The Arab League pledged to pay $100 million a month to the Palestinian Authority to plug the gap left when Israel blocked tax transfers earlier in the year.
    (AFP, 4/22/19)

2019        Apr 22, Qatar opened the first prosthetic hospital and a disability rehab center in the Gaza Strip, overcoming obstacles that delayed the much-needed project.
    (AP, 4/22/19)

2019        May 3, Two Israeli soldiers were wounded by Gaza gunfire near the border. A retaliatory Israeli air strike killed two militants from the Islamist Hamas group that governs Gaza. Two other Palestinians protesting near the frontier were also killed by Israeli forces.
    (Reuters, 5/4/19)

2019        May 4, Israel said around 150 rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave by late this afternoon and that its air defenses intercepted dozens of them. Retaliatory airstrikes killed six Palestinians including a pregnant mother and her baby.
    (AFP, 5/4/19)(SSFC, 5/5/19, p.A5)

2019        May 5, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he ordered the military to continue "massive strikes" against Gaza's ruling Hamas group and Islamic Jihad. Rockets from Gaza killed three people in an Israeli city while five Palestinian militants died in surging cross-border fighting that included a return by Israel to singling out enemy commanders for attack. Hamas commander Hamed Ahmed Abed Khudri was killed in an air strike on his car.
    (Reuters, 5/05/19)
2019        May 5, Israeli tanks and warplanes had hit 350 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, killing 21 Palestinians, including 12 civilians. An Israeli military spokesman said the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad had fired around 690 rockets toward Israel, killing four Israeli civilians.
    (AP, 5/06/19)

2019        May 6, The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel, while Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war.
    (AP, 5/06/19)

2019        May 7, Qatar said it is sending $480 million to Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip after a cease-fire deal ended the deadliest fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants since a 2014 war.
    (AP, 5/07/19)

2019        May 10, Israel lifted a ban on Palestinian fishing boats operating off Gaza, ending a measure imposed during a deadly flare-up of violence earlier this month. The new limits imposed by Israel were 12 nautical miles in the southern half of Gaza, and six nautical miles in the north.
    (AFP, 5/10/19)

2019        May 12, Israel reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip after closing them during a deadly escalation earlier this month, as a fragile truce held.
    (AFP, 5/12/19)

2019        May 21, Israel announced that it had eased fishing restrictions off the blockaded Gaza Strip after a ceasefire with Hamas ended a deadly escalation earlier this month. The move restores the fishing zone to the limits set in April ahead of Israel's general election.
    (AP, 5/21/19)

2019        May 22, Palestinian officials inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources. The plant opening in the West Bank city of Jericho is one of four planned plants. One has been donated from China.
    (AP, 5/22/19)

2019        May 23, Israel reduced the offshore fishing limits it imposes for vessels operating out of Gaza after Palestinians floated balloons fitted with incendiaries over the border.
    (AP, 5/23/19)

2019        May 26, Israel said it has eased fishing restrictions off the blockaded Gaza Strip with the aim of preventing a deterioration in humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian enclave.
    (AFP, 5/26/19)

2019        May 29, Israel announced it had tightened restrictions on Palestinian fishing off the blockaded Gaza Strip after more balloons fitted with firebombs were floated from the enclave into its territory.
    (AFP, 5/29/19)

2019        May 31, Israeli police shot and killed Abdullah Ghaith, a 16-year-old Palestinian, near the West Bank separation barrier. In Jerusalem's Old City, an alleged Palestinian attacker was killed after stabbing and injuring two Israelis, according to Israeli police.
    (AP, 5/31/19)(SFC, 6/1/19, p.A2)

2019        Jun 5, Israel cut the fishing zone it allows off Gaza, in the third such response in a fortnight to Palestinian incendiary balloons. The fishing limit for Gaza fishermen was reduced from a maximum of 15 nautical miles to 10.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)

2019        Jun 6, A UN envoy on the Israel-Palestinian conflict said the cash-strapped Palestinian government has pledged to suspend a secret increase in ministerial salaries after reports of the raise sparked anger.
    (AFP, 6/6/19)

2019        Jun 10, The Palestinian foreign minister said that comments by the US ambassador to Israel were intended to help Israel annex parts of the occupied West Bank, underscoring the Palestinians' distrust of the Trump administration.
    (Reuters, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Palestinian paramedic Mohammed al-Judeili (36) succumbed to wounds inflicted by Israeli fire at a border protest a month before.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Israel's Supreme Court ruled against the Greek Orthodox Church in a long-running legal battle over the sale of three properties in predominantly Palestinian parts of Jerusalem's Old City to a Jewish settler group.
    (AP, 6/13/19)

2019        Jun 11, Israeli and Palestinian forces have engaged in a rare shootout in the West Bank, which erupted overnight in the city of Nablus.
    (AP, 6/11/19)

2019        Jun 13, Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel, striking a building, but causing no injuries.
    (SFC, 6/14/19, p.A2)
2019        Jun 13, Israeli aircraft attacked a Hamas tunnel in Gaza. Israel's military said it was responding to a rocket fired from Gaza overnight that was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.
    (Reuters, 6/13/19)(SFC, 6/14/19, p.A2)

2019        Jun 14, The Israeli military struck several militant sites in the Gaza Strip after a Palestinian rocket hit a building in southern Israel a day earlier.
    (AP, 6/14/19)(SFC, 6/14/19, p.A2)

2019        Jun 17, A Qatari official said the Gulf state is set to distribute more than $10 million in aid to thousands of cash-strapped Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
    (AFP, 6/17/19)

2019        Jun 22, The Trump administration unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. It made no mention of Palestinian political aspirations.
    (AP, 6/22/19)

2019        Jun 23, The economic component of the Trump administration's long-awaited Mideast peace plan drew chilly responses from regional allies, two days before it was to be discussed at a conference in the Gulf. Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that the country will not be "tempted" by money into giving up Palestinian rights.
    (AP, 6/23/19)

2019        Jun 24, Palestinians vowed to reject a US-led peace initiative to be presented in Bahrain that dangles the prospect of $50 billion as an Israeli envoy bluntly told them they should "surrender." Hundreds protested against the US economic peace proposal, a day ahead of an American-led conference in Bahrain.
    (AFP, 6/24/19)

2019        Jun 25, Palestinians burned effigies of President Trump and marched a donkey pasted over with images of Gulf royals in the West Bank, as the US prepared to open its conference in Bahrain.
    (AP, 6/25/19)
2019        Jun 25, Israel cut off fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip in response to the launch of incendiary balloons, resulting in new power cuts in the impoverished territory.
    (AP, 6/25/19)
2019        Jun 25, The     Trump administration convened an international conference in Bahrain to promote its ambitious but harshly criticized $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians. Participants did not include official Israeli or Palestinian delegations, and many countries' delegations were not headed by Cabinet ministers.
    (AP, 6/25/19)

2019        Jun 26, Thousands of Palestinians rallied outside a UN compound in the Gaza Strip to protest the White House-led Mideast peace conference in Bahrain.
    (AP, 6/26/19)
2019        Jun 26, In Bahrain international financial chiefs and global investors said the Trump administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians cannot succeed without addressing the political elements of a Middle East deal.
    (AP, 6/26/19)
2019        Jun 26, Oman said that it will open an embassy in the Palestinian territories in support of the Palestinian people, in a first for a Gulf Arab state.
    (AFP, 6/26/19)

2019        Jun 27, In Israel clashes erupted in east Jerusalem after Israeli police shot and killed Mohammed Obeid (20) during demonstrations against police violence.
    (SFC, 7/1/19, p.A2)

2019        Jun 28, Israel said it has restored fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip's sole power plant and expanded the permitted fishing zone off the enclave's coast, easing some recent restrictions on the blockaded territory.
    (AP, 6/28/19)

2019        Jun 30, Israeli police clashed overnight with residents of a Palestinian neighborhood in east Jerusalem, leaving at least 15 Palestinians and two officers wounded.
    (AP, 6/30/19)
2019        Jun 30, US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and White House adviser Jason Greenblatt were among US officials attending an event organized by the City of David Foundation in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. They helped open what organizers say is an ancient pilgrimage road, now underground in a tunnel, leading to the second Jewish temple some 2,000 years ago. Palestinians and anti-occupation activists saw it as another attempt by Israel to cement its control over mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 7/1/19)

2019        Jul 1, The Associated Press reported that the Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous and sometimes controversial philanthropic empire in Israel that runs through the corridors of power and stretches deep into the occupied West Bank. They are a key example of how wealthy US donors have bolstered the contentious settlement movement.
    (AP, 7/1/19)

2019        Jul 3, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an international body of Muslim nations, condemned the opening of an Israeli tunnel that runs beneath a Palestinian neighborhood in east Jerusalem.
    (AP, 7/3/19)

2019        Jul 5, Rami Shaath (48), a dual Palestinian-Egyptian national and a son of a prominent Palestinian politician, was arrested at his Cairo home. He was accused of having ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.
    (AP, 8/21/19)

2019        Jul 8, Israel's military shot down a drone that crossed into its territory from the Gaza Strip and discovered an attack tunnel running under the Gaza perimeter fence.
    (AP, 7/8/19)

2019        Jul 11, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian militant in the northern Gaza Strip in what the military later described as a mistake. Earlier, Hamas accused the army of "deliberately" firing at one of its members, Mahmoud al-Adham (28), in the town of Beit Hanoun.
    (AP, 7/11/19)

2019        Jul 12, An Egyptian delegation arrived in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to call for calm between Palestinian factions and Israel.
    (AP, 7/12/19)

2019        Jul 15, Palestinians denounced President Donald Trump's attack on US Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people.
    (AP, 7/15/19)

2019        Jul 22, Israeli work crews began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. Israel said the buildings were erected too close to its West Bank separation barrier. Residents say the buildings are on West Bank land, and the Palestinian Authority gave them construction permits.
    (AP, 7/22/19)

2019        Jul 24, Israel welcomed a US congressional resolution opposing the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, while Palestinians said the decision was a blow to human rights and free speech.
    (AP, 7/24/19)

2019        Jul 25, Diplomats said the United States has blocked an attempt to get the UN Security Council to condemn Israels demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
    (The Independent, 7/25/19)

2019        Jul 29, An internal ethics report has alleged mismanagement and abuses of authority at the highest levels of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees even as the organization faced an unprecedented crisis after US funding cuts.
    (AFP, 7/29/19)

2019        Jul 31, The Israeli Cabinet unanimously approved a proposal to build over 700 housing units for Palestinians in addition to 6,000 Israeli settlement housing units in the West Bank.
    (AP, 7/31/19)

2019        Aug 1, Israeli troops shot and killed Hani Abu Salah, a member of the armed wing of Hamas, who had crossed the Gaza perimeter fence and fired on soldiers in an overnight shootout.
    (AP, 8/1/19)
2019        Aug 1, Egypt issued a statement saying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told visiting White House envoy Jared Kushner that Egypt supports efforts aimed at resolving the conflict "on the basis of a two-state solution and the creation of Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital".
    (AP, 8/1/19)

2019        Aug 8, Israeli troops raided a Palestinian village on and the military said it was sending reinforcements to the West Bank, hours after the body of Dvir Sorek, a 19-year-old soldier, was found with stab wounds between the Jewish settlements of Migdal Oz and Efrat.
    (AP, 8/8/19)(SFC, 8/9/19, p.A4)

2019        Aug 10, Israeli troops killed four Palestinian militants who attempted to cross through the perimeter fence from the Gaza Strip this morning, stoking fears of escalation after months of uneasy calm.
    (AP, 8/10/19)
2019        Aug 10, The Israeli army said in a statement that members of the cell that killed Dvir Sorek (18) outside a settlement near Hebron have been arrested and the car they used in the attack was seized.
    (AP, 8/10/19)

2019        Aug 11, Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously.
    (AP, 8/11/19)
2019        Aug 11, Gaza's Health Ministry said Marwan Nasser, a 26-year-old Palestinian, was killed after exchanging fire with Israeli troops along the perimeter fence surrounding the coastal territory.
    (AP, 8/11/19)

2019        Aug 15, Israel announced it is barring by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib and fellow Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank, an unprecedented move targeting members of the US Congress. The decision came after President Donald Trump said in a tweet it would show "weakness" to allow in the two Muslim members of Congress who have been sharply critical of him and of Israel's policies toward the Palestinians.
    (AP, 8/16/19)
2019        Aug 15, Israeli police officers shot dead a Palestinian teen and seriously wounded another after they stabbed a policeman outside a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.
    (AP, 8/15/19)

2019        Aug 16, Israel's interior minister said he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. The Michigan Democrat rejected the offer to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family after the Israeli government lifted a ban on her entry but imposed "oppressive conditions" to humiliate her.
    (AP, 8/16/19)(Reuters, 8/16/19)
2019        Aug 16, Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian driver they said had carried out a car-ramming attack that injured two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank, one of them critically. Militants from the Gaza Strip fired at least one rocket toward southern Israel.
    (Reuters, 8/16/19)(AP, 8/16/19)

2019        Aug 18, Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian gunmen overnight as they tried to cross the Gaza border. Palestinian health officials said three of the men were killed.
    (Reuters, 8/18/19)

2019        Aug 19, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved. Officials said Abbas would reinstate some advisers in the coming days.
    (AP, 8/19/19)

2019        Aug 21, Israeli authorities in Jerusalem carried out the court-ordered demolition of what the municipality said was an illegally built Palestinian home in the city's eastern sector.
    (AP, 8/21/19)

2019        Aug 22, The Palestinian Authority said it has reached an agreement with Israel to restore some of the much-needed tax funds withheld by Israel in recent months.
    (AP, 8/22/19)

2019        Aug 23, An explosion at the Ein Bubin water spring near the Dolev West Bank settlement killed Rina Schnerb (17), an Israeli girl, and wounded her brother (21) and father (46). Israel said this was a Palestinian attack. Shin Bet launched a massive manhunt following the attack. The Shin Bet later identified Samer Arbeed (44) as the mastermind of the attack and the bombmaker. It said Qassem Barghouti (22) took part in the bombing and other attacks, and that Walid Hanatsheh (51) was a senior commander in the group's armed wing. Arbeed's interrogators beat him for 36 hours, leaving him with kidney failure and 11 broken rib. Lawyers and family members of the three main suspects said they were tortured to the point of being hospitalized.
    (AP, 8/23/19)(SFC, 8/24/19, p.A2)(AP, 2/9/20)

2019        Aug 26, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military to cut fuel transfers to Gaza in half, in response to rocket attacks from the coastal strip, raising tensions along Israel's southern border. Netanyahu also instructed his staff to prepare plans for building a new neighborhood in a West Bank settlement near where a teenage Israeli girl was killed in an explosion last week.
    (AP, 8/26/19)
2019        Aug 26, The Israeli air force struck a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early today amid rising tensions in the Middle East. The strike was reportedly carried out by Israeli drones and did not inflict any casualties.
    (AP, 8/26/19)

2019        Aug 27, Rare bombings killed three Hamas policemen at Gaza City checkpoints. Two suicide bomber were involved in the blasts. The Islamic State was believed to be responsible.
    (AP, 8/28/19)(SFC, 8/29/19, p.A2)

2019        Aug 30, The Israeli military wounded 42 protesters by live fire as demonstrators threw grenades at the fence. Palestinian Badr Abu Moussa (25) died the next day of wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire.
    (AP, 8/31/19)

2019        Aug, Israa Ghrayeb (21), a Palestinian makeup artist from a village near Bethlehem, died after being hospitalized with severe wounds. Friends and women's rights activists suspected her male relatives assaulted her over a video shared online that purportedly showed her out with a man who had proposed to her.
    (AP, 9/12/19)

 2019        Sep 2, Hundreds of Palestinian women held a demonstration in the West Bank to demand an investigation into the death of a 21-year-old woman who many suspect was the victim of a so-called honor killing.
    (AP, 9/2/19)

2019        Sep 6, Israeli forces shot dead two teenagers, ages 17 and 14, during regular weekend protests along the volatile fence separating Gaza from Israel. Militants in Gaza fired five projectiles into Israel in an apparent response to the deaths.
    (AP, 9/7/19)

2019        Sep 7, Israeli aircraft hit several military targets for Gaza's Hamas rulers late today after militants used a drone to drop a bomb on the Israeli side of the Gaza-Israel perimeter fence.
    (AP, 9/7/19)

2019        Sep 10, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's vowed to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week. The Jordan Valley makes up about one-fourth of the West Bank, which is the centerpiece of any future Palestinian state.
    (AP, 9/11/19)

2019        Sep 12, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu threatened war in Gaza and then flew to Russia to discuss Israeli freedom of action in Syria with President Vladimir Putin as a frenetic election race neared its end.
    (Reuters, 9/12/19)

2019        Sep 16, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election.
    (AP, 9/16/19)

2019        Sep 17, Dutch-Palestinian Ismail Zeyada went to court in the Netherlands seeking damages from two former Israeli military commanders, Benny Gantz and Amir Eshel, for their roles in a 2014 airstrike on a Gaza house that killed six members of his family.
    (AP, 9/17/19)

2019        Sep 18, In Israel private security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem shot and killed a Palestinian woman after she pulled out a knife at the crossing.
    (AP, 9/18/19)

2019        Sep 22, Israel's national electric company said it has begun reducing power supplies to Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank due to a financial dispute.
    (AP, 9/22/19)

2019        Sep 25, Israeli police arrested the Palestinian minister of Jerusalem affairs for conducting political activity in east Jerusalem. He was charged with allegedly breaking a law prohibiting political activity in Jerusalem by the Palestinian Authority.
    (AP, 9/25/19)

2019        Sep 26, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took to the world stage to slam the United States for "depriving the peace process of any credibility" and undermining prospects for a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    (AP, 9/26/19)

2019        Oct 4, Palestinian officials said the Palestinian Authority has agreed to accept hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues collected by Israel months after declining them in protest. The PA had refused to accept the funds because Israel was withholding an amount equal to what the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and those killed in the conflict, including slain militants.
    (AP, 10/4/19)
2019        Oct 4, Palestinian Alaa Hamdan (28) was killed by Israeli gunfire during the weekly protest along the Gaza-Israel frontier.
    (AP, 10/4/19)

2019        Oct 16, Several families of Palestinians detainees imprisoned by Saudi Arabia held a rare protest in Gaza, calling on the kingdom to free them. Hamas officials said Saudi authorities intensified a crackdown on the Islamist group's supporters in the kingdom this year, rounding up dozens of Palestinian doctors, engineers and traders across the country.
    (AP, 10/16/19)

2019        Oct 17, A Palestinian court blocked access to 59 websites critical of the Palestinian Authority. The decision was made public on Oct. 21 and drew wide criticism. Most of the sites are run by supporters of the Islamic militant group Hamas or Mohammed Dahlan, rivals to President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas' government called on the attorney general to overturn the decision.
    (AP, 10/22/19)

2019        Oct 23, Michael Lynk, the UN independent expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories, called for an international ban on all products made in Israeli settlements as a step to potentially end Israel's 52-year "illegal occupation".
    (AP, 10/23/19)

2019        Oct 24, Israeli rights group B'Tselem said Israeli authorities have demolished at least 140 Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem this year, the highest annual number since it began keeping records in 2004.
    (AP, 10/24/19)

2019        Oct 30, Israeli police officers shot a Palestinian woman who attempted to stab troops outside a contested holy site in the West Bank city of Hebron. The woman was treated by Israeli paramedics and hospitalized in critical condition.
    (AP, 10/30/19)

2019        Oct 31, Israeli forces rearrested former Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar (57) from her home in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Jarrar, a senior official with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was released in February from 20 months of administrative detention.
    (AP, 10/31/19)

2019        Nov 2, Israeli airstrikes on Gaza killed a Palestinian man as aircraft pounded militant sites in response to barrages of rockets launched toward Israel from the seaside enclave.
    (AP, 11/2/19)

2019        Nov 3, The UN agency for Palestinian refugees reached an agreement with its employees in Jordan to end a strike launched earlier today.
    (AP, 11/4/19)

2019        Nov 4, The European Union criticized Israel's approval of plans to build over 2,000 new homes in West Bank settlements.
    (AP, 11/4/19)

2019        Nov 6, The UN said Pierre Krahenbuhl, commissioner general of the agency known as UNRWA, has been placed on administrative leave as an internal probe into alleged mismanagement at the organization proceeds. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees was set up in the years after more than 700,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled their lands during the 1948 war surrounding the creation of Israel.
    (AFP, 11/6/19)

2019        Nov 11, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian (22) during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in Al-Aroub refugee camp, near Hebron city in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 11/11/19)

2019        Nov 12, The EU's top court (ECJ) ruled that goods from Israeli settlements must be labelled as produced in occupied territory, a decision hailed by Palestinians and condemned by Israel, which said it would try to persuade countries to ignore it.
    (Reuters, 11/12/19)
2019        Nov 12, An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta (42), a senior militant with the Islamic Jihad group, as well as his wife. Eight others were killed, including at least seven militants. Israel said more than 50 rockets were fired in just a few hours following the attack, with at least 20 intercepted by its Iron Dome defense system. Israeli warplanes responded with a series of airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets.
    (AP, 11/12/19)   
2019        Nov 12, An Israeli airstrike in Damascus targeted another Islamic Jihad commander, Akram al-Ajouri, who was not harmed.
    (AP, 11/12/19)

2019        Nov 13, Israeli airstrikes pounded Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza and militants resumed rocket fire toward Israel after a brief overnight lull, as the death toll rose to 23 Palestinians, including a 7-year-old boy and two other minors, in the heaviest round of fighting in months.
    (AP, 11/13/19)

2019        Nov 14, Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border, but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms. Militants in Gaza fired a barrage of rockets into Israel hours after a cease-fire was declared to bring to an end to two days of intense fighting. The fighting has killed at least 34 Palestinians, among them three women, eight children and 18 militants. The Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza town of Deir al-Balah came in the closing hours of a fierce two-day burst of fighting between Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group. Nine members of a Palestinian family were killed.
    (Reuters, 11/14/19)(AP, 11/14/19)(AP, 12/24/19)

2019        Nov 15, Israel said it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after overnight rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce. The Palestinian territorys Hamas rulers cancelled the weekly protests they organize along the perimeter fence without explanation apparently in an effort to preserve the calm.
    (AP, 11/15/19)

2019        Nov 16, Israeli aircraft hit military sites for Gazas Hamas rulers early today after two rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave.
    (AP, 11/16/19)   

2019        Nov 18, The Trump administration said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians effort to gain statehood.
    (AP, 11/18/19)

2019        Nov 19, Israels PM Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to the West Bank to celebrate the US's announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to violate international law.
    (AP, 11/19/19)

2019        Nov 22, Palestinian officials said Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes.
    (AP, 11/22/19)

2019        Nov 24, Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine Director for Human Rights Watch since October 2016, said he will remain in his position and continue doing the important, urgent work of documenting violations in Israel and the Palestinian territories from abroad. Shakir is being deported from Israel over his alleged advocacy for an economic boycott of Israel or its settlements in occupied territory.
    (AP, 11/24/19)

2019        Nov 26, Thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in a day of rage across the occupied West Bank, with some groups clashing with Israeli forces to protest the US announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law.
    (AP, 11/26/19)

2019        Nov 27, Israeli aircraft attacked several sites for Gazas Hamas rulers early today in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave. There were no reports of injuries.
    (AP, 11/27/19)

2019        Nov 29, Israeli troops shot dead Palestinian teen Fahed al-Astal (16) near the Gaza-Israel frontier and Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel in the evening, apparently in response to the fatal shooting. Earlier today an Islamic Jihad militant died of wounds he sustained during the fighting, becoming the 20th gunman to have been killed in the round of violence. Fifteen non-combatants also died in the fighting.
    (AP, 11/29/19)

2019        Dec 6, Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza-Israel frontier as the territorys Hamas rulers resumed the regular protests after a three-week pause. 14 Palestinians were reported wounded by Israeli fire, four of them with live gunshots.
    (AP, 12/7/19)

2019        Dec 8, Israeli aircraft bombed several militants sites in Gaza early today, hours after three rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave toward southern Israel.
    (AP, 12/8/19)

2019        Dec 9, Israeli police said vandals overnight slashed the tires of over 160 vehicles and sprayed slogans such as Arabs=enemies in a Palestinian neighborhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
    (AP, 12/9/19)

2019        Dec 13, The United Nations extended the work of its Palestinian refugee agency for another three years, despite fierce opposition from the United States and Israel.
    (AFP, 12/13/19)

2019        Dec 18, The UN Mideast envoy said that Israel advanced or approved plans for over 22,000 housing units in West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem in the three years since the Security Council adopted a resolution condemning settlements in lands the Palestinians want for their future state.
    (AP, 12/18/19)

2019        Dec 19, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket toward southern Israel early today and Israeli aircraft responded with airstrikes in the Hamas-ruled territory.
    (AP, 12/19/19)
2019        Dec 19, Dozens of Palestinians protested outside an Israeli military court in the occupied West Bank calling for the release of a prisoner who has been on a partial hunger strike for nearly three months.
    (AP, 12/19/19)
2019        Dec 19, The Arab League condemned Brazils opening of a trade office in the contested city of Jerusalem, warning the move will seriously damage Brazils political and economic interests in the Arab world.
    (AP, 12/19/19)
2019        Dec 19, Turkey denied accusations that a militant Palestinian group is using its territory to plan attacks against Israel.
    (AP, 12/19/19)

2019        Dec 20, At The Hague the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court took a major step toward opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, asking judges exactly what territory a future investigation could cover.
    (AP, 12/20/19)

2019        Dec 22, Israel announced that it will allow Christians in the Gaza Strip to travel to Jerusalem and the West Bank for Christmas.
    (AP, 12/22/19)

2019        Dec 26, The organizers of the weekly Palestinian demonstrations along the Gaza Strip's frontier with Israel said that they will significantly scale down the gatherings early next year.
    (AP, 12/26/19)

2019        Dec 29, The Israeli Security Cabinet voted to withhold $43 million of tax funds from the Palestinians, saying the money has been used to promote violence.
    (AP, 12/30/19)

2019        Dec 31, Hundreds of Palestinians marched through the West Bank city of Ramallah to mark the 55th anniversary of the Fatah movement led by President Mahmoud Abbas.
    (AP, 12/31/19)

2020        Jan 1, Tens of thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in Gaza to mark the 55th anniversary of President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah movement.
    (AP, 1/1/20)

2020        Jan 16, An Israeli attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late today in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day.
    (AP, 1/16/20)
2020        Jan 16, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and Palestine established a bloc called the East Mediterranean Gas Forum.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EastMed_Gas_Forum)    (Econ., 8/22/20, p.50)

2020        Jan 25, Israeli aircraft struck several sites for Gaza militants late today in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave.
    (AP, 1/26/20)

2020        Jan 26, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington to meet Pres. Donald Trump for the unveiling of a much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    (SFC, 1/27/20, p.A2)

2020        Jan 28, Thousands of Palestinians protested in Gaza City ahead of the Trump administration's announcement of its peace plan, which is expected to strongly favor Israel.
    (AP, 1/28/20)

2020        Jan 29, Palestinians in Lebanese refugee camps staged strikes, protests and sit-ins a day after US President Donald trump revealed the long-awaited details of a plan for ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict, denouncing it as ridiculously lop-sided and saying it gives them no rights.
    (AP, 1/29/20)

2020        Jan 31, Palestinians held demonstrations across the region to protest President Donald Trump's Middle East initiative, while militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets and mortar rounds at Israel, drawing retaliatory strikes.
    (AP, 1/31/20)

2020        Feb 1, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian Authority has cut security ties with both Israel and the US in a speech at an Arab League meeting in Cairo in which he denounced the White House plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    (Reuters, 2/1/20)

2020        Feb 2, In Lebanon more than 200 Lebanese and Palestinians held a protest near the US Embassy in Beirut against a White House plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    (AP, 2/2/20)

2020        Feb 5, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian (17) during clashes with demonstrators in the West Bank, the first death since tensions rose following the release of President Donald Trump's Mideast plan.
    (AP, 2/5/20)

2020        Feb 6, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in clashes in the occupied West Bank and a third in Jerusalem after he opened fire at police, hours after a car-ramming attack elsewhere in the city wounded 12 Israeli soldiers.
    (AP, 2/6/20)

2020        Feb 7, The director of Israeli crossings informed all exporters and all relevant parties that all Palestinian agriculture products would be banned from export to world markets through the Jordanian crossing starting Feb. 9.
    (Reuters, 2/8/20)

2020        Feb 9, The Israeli military blocked Palestinian agricultural exports in the latest escalation of a months-long trade war that comes amid fears of renewed violence as well.
    (AP, 2/9/20)

2020        Feb 11, Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against the US peace plan. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appeared before the UN Security Council and angrily rejected US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal as a gift to Israel and unacceptable to Palestinians.
    (AFP, 2/11/20)(Reuters, 2/11/20)

2020        Feb 12, The UN human rights office issued a report on companies it said have business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, a long-delayed move likely to draw the ire of Israel and its main ally the United States. It said 94 of the companies were domiciled in Israel and 18 in six other states.
    (Reuters, 2/12/20)

2020        Feb 15, Israeli police shot Malik Eissa (9) in the face just after he had gotten off a school bus in east Jerusalem. He was hospitalized after being struck by a non-lethal munition and later lost vision in the eye following surgeries. In December Israeli authorities cleared police of any wrongdoing in the case.
    (AP, 2/20/20)(AP, 12/6/20)

2020        Feb 16, The Israeli military said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and persuading them into downloading malware.
    (AP, 2/16/20)

2020        Feb 18, Israel said it will provide hundreds of additional work permits for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, in a new step aimed at solidifying an informal cease-fire with the Hamas militant group.
    (AP, 2/18/20)

2020        Feb 19, Palestinian Salah Zakarna (17) was shot and killed in overnight clashes between Palestinian forces and local gunmen in the West Bank. It was unclear who shot him.
    (AP, 2/19/20)

2020        Feb 22, Israeli police officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly tried to stab a soldier outside Jerusalems Old City.
    (AP, 2/22/20)
2020        Feb 22, Israeli and Palestinian authorities sought to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus after learning that South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land's most popular sites were later found to be carrying the virus.
    (Reuters, 2/22/20)

2020        Feb 23, The Israeli military said it shot two Palestinian militants trying to place an explosive device along the border with Gaza, one of whom was reportedly killed.
    (AP, 2/23/20)

2020        Feb 24, Gaza militants resumed their intense bombardment of southern Israel, with some rockets slipping through Israel's Iron Dome defense system and one landing in the yard of a kindergarten. The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it had ended its "military response" against Israel after two days of Gaza rockets and Israeli air strikes.
    (AP, 2/24/20)(Reuters, 2/24/20)

2020        Feb 25, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he was advancing settlement construction in a contentious open area of the West Bank. The move was seen as a bid by Netanyahu to secure electoral support from West Bank settlers.
    (AP, 2/25/20)

2020        Mar 4, It was reported that Palestinians have launched protests in the occupied West Bank after Israeli bulldozers began clearing land in what villagers fear is an attempt to confiscate it for future Jewish settlements.
    (Reuters, 3/4/20)

2020        Mar 5, In Palestine at least nine people were killed and 60 injured when a bakery fire spread through a crowded market in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.
    (Reuters, 3/5/20)
2020        Mar 5, Israeli military forces demolished the homes of two Palestinians accused of being behind a deadly blast in the West Bank last year. Israel says Walid Hanatsheh and Yazan Mughamis were part of a cell that carried out the attack in August, which killed Israeli Rina Shnerb (17) and injured her father and brother as they hiked down to a spring in the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 3/5/20)

2020        Mar 7, People were not permitted to leave or enter Bethlehem, as per a decision made by Israeli and Palestinian authorities after 17 cases of novel coronavirus were confirmed in the city in the last 48 hours. 14 American citizens were being tested and have been quarantined in the Angles hotel in the city of Bethlehem for now.
    (Good Morning America, 3/7/20)

2020        Mar 9, Hamas criticized the secretive criminal trials in Saudi Arabia of dozens of members and supporters of the militant Palestinian group.
    (AP, 3/9/20)

2020        Mar 10, It was reported that the coronavirus outbreak in Israel, largely contained, began to gain pace in recent days, with a total of 58 cases diagnosed as of today. 26 confirmed cases have been reported in the Palestinian Territories.
    (AP, 3/10/20)

2020        Mar 11, Palestinian Mohammed Hamayel (15) was shot in the head by a live bullet during confrontations with Israeli soldiers in the village of Beita near the West Bank city of Nablus and died in a hospital shortly after.
    (AP, 3/11/20)

2020        Mar 13, In Israel 126 cases of the disease have been reported and another 35 in the occupied West Bank. Muslims gathered in smaller-than-usual numbers at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem after religious authorities decided to keep Islam's third holiest site open for prayers but enact health measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
    (Reuters, 3/13/20)

2020        Mar 19, Palestinians defied their government's call to cease work in Israeli settlements over coronavirus concerns, saying bringing money home to their families came first. 529 cases of infection have been confirmed in Israel, and nearly 50 in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 3/19/20)

2020        Mar 22, The Palestinian Authority, which governs parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, announced a 14-day curfew, ordering everyone to stay at home except for security forces, medics and food sellers. It also closed all major roads. The PA has reported 59 coronavirus cases. Authorities in Gaza confirmed the enclave's first two coronavirus cases overnight in returnees who had come from Pakistan.
    (AP, 3/22/20)

2020        Mar 27, The Palestinian Authority, which governs parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, has reported 84 coronavirus cases. Authorities in the Gaza Strip have reported nine cases.
    (AP, 3/27/20)

2020        Mar 31, Gaza's Health Ministry said two more cases have been confirmed among travelers who returned from Egypt, bringing the number to 12. A UN aid agency began delivering food to the homes of impoverished Palestinians instead of making them pick up such parcels at crowded distribution centers.
    (AP, 3/31/20)

2020        Apr 3, Israeli police arrested Fadi al-Hidmi, the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs early today, for allegedly violating an Israeli ban on Palestinian political activities in east Jerusalem. Palestinian officials said al-Hidmi was working to assist residents as part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    (AP, 4/3/20)

2020        Apr 5, In Israel a small group of Franciscan monks and Roman Catholic faithful took to the streets of Jerusalems Christian Quarter in the Old City to distribute olive branches after the traditional Palm Sunday procession was cancelled due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. More than 8,000 people in Israel have contracted the coronavirus and 46 have died. In the West Bank, nearly 200 cases have been reported, including a large outbreak in the biblical town of Bethlehem.
    (AP, 4/5/20)

2020        Apr 6, Peace activists in the Gaza Strip took part in a web conference with Israeli activists. Within days Hamas-run security forces arrested several of the activists on treason charges.
    (AP, 4/9/20)

2020        Apr 13, Egypt reopened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip after nearly three weeks, allowing hundreds of Palestinians stranded by the coronavirus pandemic to return home.
    (AP, 4/13/20)

2020        Apr 22, A Palestinian attacker was shot and killed after he rammed his vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint and stabbed a police officer near the settlement of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem. A sweep of the area found a pipe bomb at the scene.
    (AP, 4/22/20)

2020        Apr 28, A Palestinian teenager (19) stabbed an Israeli woman (62) before being shot and wounded by a bystander in Kfar Saba, a town near Tel Aviv.
    (AP, 4/28/20)

2020        May 6, The Israeli military said it struck three Hamas militant posts in Gaza early today, in response to the first case of rocket fire from the territory in more than a month.
    (AP, 5/6/20)

2020        May 7, It was reported that Georgian-Israeli billionaire Michael Mirilashvili sent a water-making machine, made by his company Watergen, to the Al-Rantisi Medical Center in Gaza City. The electric machine, installed last qweek, will soon be connected to solar panels and is capable of generating 200 gallons of water a day.
    (SFC, 5/7/20, p.A3)
2020        May 7, Amnesty International censured Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for detaining critics and opponents for expressing their views.
    (AP, 5/7/20)

2020        May 8, Palestinian officials said that Israel is forcing banks in the occupied West Bank to close accounts held by the families of prisoners in Israeli jails to prevent the Palestinian Authority from providing stipends to them.
    (AP, 5/8/20)
2020        May 8, The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) launched an emergency coronavirus appeal, saying Palestinians across the Middle East were suffering a devastating socio-economic impact.
    (AFP, 5/8/20)

2020        May 11, The Israeli military demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of being behind a deadly blast in the West Bank last year. Israel says Qassem Barghouti (22) carried out the August 23 attack, which killed Israeli Rina Shnerb (17) and wounded her father and brother.
    (AP, 5/11/20)

2020        May 12, An Israeli soldier (21) was killed during a West Bank arrest raid in Jenin when a rock thrown off a rooftop struck him in the head. The raid was aimed at arresting four Palestinians wanted for stone-throwing at Israeli vehicles and other recent attacks.
    (AP, 5/12/20)

2020        May 14, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man who allegedly rammed his car into a soldier in the southern West Bank.
    (AP, 5/14/20)

2020        May 18, An Israeli district court convicted Jewish settler Amiram Ben-Uliel (25) of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents. The case that had sent shock waves through Israel and helped fuel months of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
    (AP, 5/18/20)

2020        May 19, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian Authority will no longer be committed to any signed agreements with Israel or the United States, following Israel's pledge to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 5/19/20)

2020        May 20, The UAE delivered 14 tons of protective gear, medical items and ventilators to help curb the spread of the new virus in the Palestinian territories. The Palestinian Authority later said it was not informed about the aid shipment.
    (AP, 5/22/20)

2020        May 23, The crowded Gaza Strip recorded its first death from the coronavirus, amid fears an outbreak could paralyze the territory's already overstretched health care system.
    (AP, 5/23/20)

2020        May 28, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley will remain in what he described as an enclave after Israel annexes the territory and will not be granted Israeli citizenship.
    (AP, 5/28/20)

2020        May 29, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian after he attempted to run over them with his vehicle north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 5/29/20)

2020        May 30, Israeli police shot dead Iyad Halak (32), a Palestinian near Jerusalem's Old City, who they had suspected was carrying a weapon but turned out to be unarmed. Halak was mentally disabled and was heading to a nearby school for people with special needs. Security cameras in the closely monitored area were later said not to have been operating properly at the time of the shooting.
    (AP, 5/30/20)(AP, 7/14/20)

2020        Jun 1, The United Arab Emirates called on Israel to halt a plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, joining a long list of Arab nations that have condemned the expected Israeli move.
    (AP, 6/1/20)

2020        Jun 6, Ramadan Shalah (62), the former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, died after a long illness. He was believed to have been in Lebanon. Shalah led the Iranian-backed group for over 20 years, after its founder, Fathi Shikaki, was shot dead in Malta in an attack widely attributed to Israel. In 2018, the group named Shalahs deputy, Ziad al-Nakhalah, as the new leader.
    (AP, 6/6/20)

2020        Jun 9, The Palestinians said they proposed a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem with one-to-one land exchanges with Israel as a counteroffer to President Donald Trump's Mideast plan.
    (AP, 6/9/20)
2020        Jun 9, Israel's highest court struck down a contentious law that sought to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land.
    (AP, 6/9/20)

2020        Jun 18, The Israeli military said a soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman near the Gaza frontier in 2018 has been given 45 days of community service after an army investigation concluded he fired without authorization. Nawaf al-Attar, a 23-year-old fisherman, was shot and killed by Israeli troops near the northern beach frontier on Nov. 14, 2018.
    (AP, 6/18/20)

2020        Jun 23, A Palestinian driver died after he was shot by an Israeli policeman at a checkpoint in the West Bank in what police said was an attempted attack on Israeli military personnel. The family of Ahmed Erekat (27) cast doubt on the police account, saying he was planning to get married next week and had no reason to attack Israeli security forces. In 2021 an international research group examining the fatal shooting challenged Israeli self-defense claims, saying the man had emerged from his car after it crashed into a checkpoint, did not approach troops and was instantly shot six times.
    (AP, 6/23/20)(AP, 2/26/21)
2020        Jun 23, A letter signed by more than a thousand European lawmakers protesting Israels planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank was published. It said such a move would be fatal to hopes for a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    (AP, 6/24/20)
2020        Jun 23, International donors pledged over $130 million to the UN agency helping Palestinian refugees, an amount the organization's head says is encouraging but not enough to keep operations running through the end of the year.
    (AP, 6/23/20)

2020        Jun 24, The United Nations and the Arab League joined in calling for Israel to abandon its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
    (AFP, 6/24/20)

2020        Jun 28, Hamas militant Izz el-Din Hussein (24) fled Gaza to escape family problems and unspecified persecution by Hamas commanders. Israeli naval forces spotted him in the Mediterranean Sea and arrested him before he reached the shore.
    (AP, 7/30/20)

2020        Jun 29, Israel's defense minister said PM Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to begin annexing West Bank territory will have to wait due to the country's coronavirus crisis.
    (AP, 6/29/20)

2020        Jul 5, Israel ordered thousands of people into quarantine after a contentious phone surveillance program resumed while Palestinians in the West Bank returned to life under lockdown amid a surge in coronavirus cases in both areas. The Israeli daily Haaretz reported that more than 30,000 people were notified they must enter quarantine since July 2. Israel has seen more than 29,000 cases and 330 deaths.
    (AP, 7/5/20)
2020        Jul 5, Israeli military aircraft struck targets in the northern Gaza Strip late today following a barrage of rocket fire into southern Israel. No casualties were reported on either side.
    (AP, 7/5/20)

2020        Jul 8, Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh said 82 percent of new coronavirus cases in the West Bank were linked to weddings and funerals. Over the past few weeks more than 4,000 new cases and 15 deaths have been reported.
    (SFC, 7/9/20, p.A7)

2020        Jul 9, Israeli troops shot and killed Ibrahim Abu Yakoub (29), a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, who they said was one of two men throwing firebombs at a guard post near the village of Kifl Haris. Palestinian officials say they merely strolling through their village.
    (AP, 7/10/20)

2020        Aug 2, The Israeli military reportedly intercepted a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip late today in a rare attack punctuating months of relative calm.
    (AP, 8/2/20)

2020        Aug 5, Relatives of a top Palestinian official rampaged through Ramallah late today, firing into the air and at government buildings after family member Khalil al-Sheikh was killed in a personal quarrel with a Palestinian security officer. Al-Sheikh was the brother of Hussein al-Sheikh, one of the most powerful men in the West Bank.
    (AP, 8/5/20)

2020        Aug 7, Dalia Samoudi (23), a Palestinian woman, died after being shot in the chest by an apparent stray bullet during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.
    (AP, 8/7/20)

2020        Aug 11, Dozens of Palestinians protested outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank, seeking to draw attention to Israel's arrest of a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. Mahmoud Nawajaa was arrested on July 30 and remains in Israeli custody. He has not been charged.
    (AP, 8/11/20)
2020        Aug 11, Egypt reopened Gazas main passenger crossing point for the first time in months for thousands of Palestinians who have been stranded on both sides of the border due to the coronavirus crisis.
    (AP, 8/11/20)

2020        Aug 13, The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip early today in response to continued launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel.
    (AP, 8/13/20)
2020        Aug 13, President Donald Trump, PM Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates, agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE. The Abraham accords required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.
    (AP, 8/13/20)(Econ., 10/31/20, p.23)

2020        Aug 14, Palestinians across Gaza and the occupied West Bank rallied against an agreement brokered by US President Donald Trump, Israel and the UAE announced a day earlier that they will normalize diplomatic ties.
    (Reuters, 8/14/20)
2020        Aug 14, Israeli aircraft and tanks hit several militant sites in the Gaza Strip late today, responding to explosive-laden incendiary balloons launched across the frontier into Israeli territory.
    (AP, 8/14/20)

2020        Aug 16, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that a deal to establish full diplomatic ties with the UAE proves that Israel doesn't need to retreat from occupied land sought by the Palestinians in order to achieve peace and normalization with Arab states. Telephone service between Israel and the United Arab Emirates began working.
    (AP, 8/16/20)(The Week, 8/16/20)
2020        Aug 16, Israel closed the Gaza Strip's offshore fishing zone following a night of cross-border fighting with Palestinian militants, the most intense escalation of hostilities in recent months.
    (AP, 8/16/20)

2020        Aug 17, Israeli security guards shot and wounded a Palestinian (60) who is deaf and couldn't hear their commands to stop at a West Bank checkpoint.
    (AP, 8/17/20)

2020        Aug 18, Gaza's sole power plant shut down, leaving the territory's 2 million residents with only around four hours of electricity a day after Israel cut off fuel supplies in response to incendiary balloons launched by Palestinian militants.
    (AP, 8/18/20)

2020        Aug 19, Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip rallied against the US-brokered deal to normalize ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
    (AP, 8/19/20)

2020        Aug 21, Palestinian militants fired 12 rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip overnight, nine of which were intercepted. Israel responded with three airstrikes on targets linked to the territory's militant Hamas rulers. There were no reports of casualties.
    (AP, 8/21/20)

2020        Aug 25, Israel's military bombed militant positions in the Gaza Strip early today in response to incendiary balloons launched into southern Israel farmlands a day earlier.
    (AP, 8/25/20)
2020        Aug 25, Gaza's militant Hamas rulers imposed a territory-wide curfew after authorities detected the first local cases of the coronavirus, raising fears of a wider outbreak in the blockaded territory that is home to some 2 million Palestinians. Gaza has registered more than 100 cases and a fatality since the start of the pandemic, but until now all the infections were linked to quarantine facilities for returning travelers.
    (AP, 8/25/20)

2020        Aug 26, Gazas Hamas rulers extended a full lockdown in the Palestinian enclave for three more days as coronavirus cases climbed following the detection this week of the first community transmissions of the virus in the densely populated, blockaded territory.
    (AP, 8/26/20)
2020        Aug 26, A Palestinian man (46) fatally stabbed an Israeli man (39) near Petah Tikva. The suspect had entered Israel on a work permit and fled the scene, but was soon arrested.
    (SFC, 8/27/20, p.A2)

2020        Aug 28, The Israeli military struck militant targets in Gaza, including a weapons manufacturing site, after six rockets were fired from the territory.
    (AP, 8/28/20)

2020        Aug 30, The Israeli military struck militant targets in Gaza early today in response to continued launches of explosives-laden balloons out of the Hamas-run territory.
    (AP, 8/30/20)

2020        Aug 31, Gazas Hamas rulers said they have reached an agreement through international mediators to end the latest round of cross-border violence with Israel. Under the deal, Hamas is to halt the launches of explosives-laden balloons and rocket fire into Israel, while Israel said it will ease a blockade that has been tightened in recent weeks.
    (AP, 8/31/20)

2020        Sep 14, An Israeli court handed down three life sentences to Jewish extremist Amiram Ben-Uliel, convicted in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents.
    (AP, 9/14/20)

2020        Sep 16, The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said it is experiencing a financial crisis that could force it to halt some services to an already impoverished population of more than 5 million people.
    (AP, 9/16/20)

2020        Sep 21, It was reported that Palestinian security forces have detained dozens of supporters of UAE-based Mohammed Dahlan, a rival to President Mahmoud Abbas.
    (AP, 9/21/20)

2020        Sep 25, Egyptian naval forces killed two Palestinian brothers fishing near the Gaza-Egypt maritime frontier. A third brother was receiving treatment in Egypt.
    (AP, 9/26/20)

2020        Oct 5, An Israeli aircraft struck what the army said was a Hamas military target in the southern Gaza Strip late today, shortly after Gaza militants fired a rocket into Israel.
    (AP, 10/5/20)

2020        Oct 9, It was reported that Saudi Arabia served the Palestinian leadership with a writ of divorce this week and a stinging bill of particulars that explained the break-up. This was delivered by Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the countrys leading elder statesman.
    (Bloomberg, 10/9/20)

2020        Oct 15, Israel pressed forward on plans for more than 3,000 West Bank settlement homes, making 2020 one of the most prolific years for settlement building.
    (AP, 10/15/20)

2020        Oct 20, The Israeli military said that militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of meters (yards) deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensors. Later in the day Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck an underground infrastructure for the militant Hamas group. There were no reports of casualties in either attack.
    (AP, 10/21/20)

2020        Oct 21, A group of nurses from the Gaza Strip staged a protest in a public square, saying an Israeli travel ban has led the Jerusalem hospital where they worked for many years to fire them.
    (AP, 10/21/20)

2020        Oct 25, A Palestinian (18) died early today after being chased by Israeli troops in the West Bank, but the circumstances of his death remain in dispute. Relatives of Amer Snobar said that Israeli troops had beaten him to death, while the Israeli army said the man fell and hit his head while troops were chasing him.
    (AP, 10/25/20)

2020        Oct 26, Gaza's Hamas authorities released three Palestinian peace campaigners who were jailed last April for holding an online video conference with Israeli participants.
    (AP, 10/27/20)

2020        Nov 2, Israeli military troops demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli in a stabbing attack earlier this year. Palestinian Khalil Dweikat (46) was accused of stabbing to death an Israeli man (39) in Petah Tikva in August.
    (AP, 11/2/20)

2020        Nov 3, Israel demolished most of the Bedouin village in the village of Khirbet Humsah in the occupied West Bank, displacing 73 Palestinians - including 41 children - in the largest such demolition in years.
    (AP, 11/5/20)

2020        Nov 4, The Israeli military said that troops killed a Palestinian man who had shot at soldiers near an army checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 11/4/20)

2020        Nov 6, Maher al-Akhras (49), a Palestinian prisoner held by Israel, agreed to end more than 100 days of hunger strike. His family and a prisoner rights advocate said he had received assurances from Israeli authorities that his open-ended detention wouldn't be extended beyond the end of November.
    (AP, 11/6/20)

2020        Nov 9, The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees announced that it has run out of money to pay the salaries of its staff across the Middle East, after two years of funding cuts by the United States and some other donors.
    (Reuters, 11/9/20)

2020        Nov 10, Saeb Erekat (65), a veteran peace negotiator and prominent international spokesman for the Palestinians for more than three decades, died in Jerusalem, weeks after being infected by the coronavirus.
    (AP, 11/10/20)

2020        Nov 15, The Israeli military struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early today after militants fired two rockets from the Palestinian territory.
    (AP, 11/15/20)
2020        Nov 15, A settlement watchdog group said Israel is moving ahead with new construction of hundreds of homes in a strategic east Jerusalem settlement that threatens to cut off parts of the city claimed by Palestinians from the West Bank.
    (AP, 11/15/20)

2020        Nov 17, Palestinian officials said the PA would restore all cooperation with Israel, including security coordination, and that meetings would be held in the coming days to facilitate the tax transfers.
    (AP, 11/17/20)

2020        Nov 20, US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a trip to Israel. He announced a new policy allowing settlement products to be labeled "made in Israel" and a new initiative to combat the Palestinian-led international boycott movement.
    (SFC, 11/21/20, p.A2)

2020        Nov 21, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket toward Israel late today, setting off air-raid sirens in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.
    (AP, 11/22/20)

2020        Nov 22, Israeli aircraft struck multiple sites in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired earlier from the Palestinian territory.
    (AP, 11/22/20)

2020        Nov 25, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian motorist who police say tried to carry out a car-ramming attack at a West Bank checkpoint.
    (AP, 11/25/20)
2020        Nov 25, A UN report said Israels blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing.
    (AP, 11/25/20)

2020        Dec 2, Israel transferred over $1 billion in taxes and customs duties it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority after a six-month hiatus in which the Palestinians had severed ties with Israel over its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 12/2/20)
2020        Dec 2, Officials said that the UN agency for Palestinian refugees paid the salaries of 30,000 Palestinian staff across the Middle East for last month, but a funding shortfall may still hinder payment in December.
    (Reuters, 12/2/20)

2020        Dec 4, Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank killed Ali Abu Alia (13) in the Almugayer village, where the Palestinian youth was hit in the stomach and died later at a hospital.
    (AP, 12/5/20)

2020        Dec 5, Clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians erupted, at the funeral of a 13-year-old killed by Israeli gunfire a day earlier in the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 12/5/20)

2020        Dec 20, Israeli woman Esther Horgen 52) a mother of six from Tal Menashe, disappeared. Her body was soon found with signs of violence in a forest near a West Bank settlement. On Dec. 24  Israel's internal security agency said it detained a Palestinian suspected of killing Horgen. Suspect Muhammad Cabha (40) was detained on Dec. 24.
    (AP, 12/21/20)(AP, 12/24/20)(AP, 1/4/21)

2020        Dec 21, Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who opened fire at a group of officers in Jerusalem's Old City.
    (AP, 12/21/20)

2020        Dec 25, Palestinian militants fired two rockets fired aimed at the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, but air defenses intercepted them.
    (AP, 12/25/20)

2020        Dec 26, Israeli aircraft struck several sites in the Gaza Strip early today after Palestinian militants fired two rockets toward southern Israel.
    (AP, 12/26/20)

2020         The United Arab Emirates drastically reduced its funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in 2020, the year it signed a US-brokered normalization accord with Israel that was heavily criticized by the Palestinian Authority.
    (AP, 2/5/21)

2021        Jan 1, Israel forces tried to stop Palestinians building a house in a village in southern Hebron and seized an electricity generator belonging to Abu Aram (24). Aram was shot in the neck and was left quadriplegic.
    (AP, 1/2/21)

2021        Jan 5, An Israeli security officer shot and killed a Palestinian man who allegedly tried to carry out a stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 1/5/21)

2021        Jan 6, An Israeli military court found Issa Amro, a prominent Palestinian activist, guilty on six charges related to his participation in demonstrations in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron against Jewish settlements and alleged human rights violations.
    (AP, 1/6/21)

2021        Jan 11, Egypt hosted the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Jordan to discuss ways to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a week before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
    (AP, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 11, Russia's sovereign wealth fund said the Palestinian health ministry has approved the main Russian vaccine against COVID-19, known as Sputnik V, for use in Palestinian self-ruled territory.
    (Reuters, 1/11/21)

2021        Jan 12, Leading Israeli human rights group BTselem said that while Palestinians live under different forms of Israeli control in the occupied West Bank, blockaded Gaza, annexed east Jerusalem and within Israel itself, they have fewer rights than Jews in the entire area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
    (AP, 1/12/20)

2021        Jan 18, Israeli military aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip early today in response to two rockets fired from the Palestinian territory.
    (AP, 1/18/21)

2021        Jan 19, An Israeli watchdog group said that the government approved nearly 2,600 new housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements.
    (AP, 1/19/21)

2021        Jan 26, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian suspected of trying to attack a female soldier at a West Bank intersection. The alleged attacker was identified as Atallah Mohammad Riyan (17), a resident of the nearby village of Qarawat Bani Hassan.
    (AP, 1/26/21)
2021        Jan 26, The Biden administration announced that the US is restoring relations with the Palestinians and will resume supporting assistance programs that deliver humanitarian aid to refugees, a reversal from former President Donald Trump's policies.
    (The Week, 1/26/21)

2021        Jan 31, Israel said it has agreed to transfer 5,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to the Palestinians to immunize front-line health workers.
    {Iraq, COVID-19}
    (SFC, 2/1/21, p.A6)
2021        Jan 31, An Israeli soldier shot dead a Palestinian suspected of attempting an attack on troops in the West Bank. The army said that an armed assailant with three knives connected to a stick attempted to attack soldiers at a West Bank junction south of Bethlehem.
    (AP, 1/31/21)
2021        Jan 31, The Qatari government said it would provide $360 million in assistance for the Gaza Strip during the coming year, renewing a program that has helped reduce fighting between Israel and the territory's militant Hamas rulers. Qatar has been providing $20 million to Gaza each month since 2018.
    (AP, 1/31/21)

2021        Feb 1, Activists from Palestine Action and Extinction Rebellion chained the gates of the Israeli-owned Elbit Ferranti factory in Greater Manchester early today, where they claim deadly weapons are made.
    (AP, 2/1/21)

2021        Feb 2, The Palestinian Authority administered its first known coronavirus vaccinations after receiving thousands of doses from Israel, which launched its own vaccination campaign in December and has already inoculated more than a third of its population.
    (AP, 2/2/21)

2021        Feb 5, The Israeli military shot and killed Khaled Nofal (34), an unarmed Palestinian man, in a West Bank settlement after he allegedly tried to break into a home and fought with a guard.
    (AP, 2/5/21)

2021        Feb 10, Palestinian poll workers fanned out across the Gaza Strip, where they found voters eager to register ahead of elections that could serve as the first referendum on Hamas' rule since the militant group seized power more than a decade ago.
    (AP, 2/10/21)

2021        Feb 11, A senior Israeli military commander said the Hamas militant group ruling Gaza has replenished its arsenal since a 2014 war with Israel and now has a vast collection of rockets, guided missiles and drones.
    (AP, 2/11/21)

2021        Feb 14, A Hamas-run Islamic court in the Gaza Strip ruled that women require the permission of a male guardian to travel, further restricting movement in and out of the territory that has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt since the militant group seized power.
    (AP, 2/15/21)

2021        Feb 16, Suspected Israeli settlers vandalized several vehicles belonging to Palestinian workers in the occupied West Bank in broad daylight in an incident caught by security cameras.
    (AP, 2/16/21)

2021        Feb 17, The Palestinian Authority sent the first shipment of vaccines to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. 2,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine were sent.
    (SFC, 2/18/21, p.A4)

2021        Feb 18, Mohammed Dahlan, a rival to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, announced that the UAE is sending 20,000 doses of the Russian coronavirus vaccine to the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 2/18/21)

2021        Feb 20, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree ordering the respect of freedom of expression ahead of legislative elections in May, a step demanded by Palestinian factions who discussed the polls in Egypt-hosted talks this month.
    (AP, 2/21/21)

2021        Feb 21, 20,000 doses of Russias Sputnik V, donated by the United Arab Emirates and organized by Abbas rival Mohammed Dahlan, entered the Gaza through its border with Egypt.
    (AP, 2/21/21)

2021        Feb 22, The Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip began its coronavirus vaccination drive following the arrival of the first vaccines to the blockaded coastal area.
    (AP, 2/22/21)

2021        Feb 23, It was reported that Israeli, Palestinian, Qatari and European interests have converged in recent weeks with the aim of getting gas flowing to Gaza in 2023.
    (AP, 2/23/21)

2021        Feb 25, Qatar pledged $60 million to help construct a natural gas pipeline running from Israel into the Gaza Strip. The project aims to ease the energy crisis that long has afflicted the impoverished Palestinian enclave.
    (AP, 2/25/21)

2021        Feb 27, Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh announced a 12-day lockdown in the Israeli-occupied West Bank following a surge in coronavirus cases.
    (SFC, 2/27/21, p.A12)

2021        Feb 28, Israel announced plans to vaccinate tens of thousands of Palestinians who work inside Israel and its West Bank settlements, at a time of vast disparities in access to vaccines between the Israeli and Palestinian populations.
    (AP, 2/28/21)

2021        Mar 2, An Israeli military court sentenced prominent Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar to two years in prison in a plea bargain that convicted her of belonging to an outlawed group. But the court found insufficient evidence to press more serious charges against her.
    (AP, 3/2/21)

2021        Mar 3, The Hague-based International Criminal Court prosecutor said her office will formally investigate war crimes in the Palestinian Territories, a move welcomed by the Palestinian Authority and denounced by Israel.
    (Reuters, 3/3/21)

2021        Mar 7, Three Palestinian fishermen were killed after a blast ripped through their boat off the Gaza shore, in what appeared to be an explosion caused by a misfired rocket launched by the ruling Hamas militant group.
    (AP, 3/7/21)

2021        Mar 8, Israel started vaccinating Palestinians who work inside the country and its West Bank settlements, more than two months after launching an immunization blitz of its own population.
    (AP, 3/8/21)

2021        Mar 10, Hamas firebrand Yehiyeh Sinwar (58) was re-elected as the Palestinian militant groups leader in the Gaza Strip, leaving a figure closely aligned with the hard-line military wing in charge of the group's strategy in its main stronghold.
    (AP, 3/10/21)

2021        Mar 11, Nasser al-Qudwa, the nephew of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, was ejected from the West Bank's ruling party after criticizing its leadership in an interview with The Telegraph and announcing plans to form a new political movement.
    (AP, 3/11/21)
2021        Mar 11, Palestinians received 40,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, a donation by the UAE that could boost a long-time rival of President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of an election. Mohammad Dahlan took credit for securing the shipment to Gaza from the UAE, where he lives in exile.
    (Reuters, 3/11/21)

2021        Mar 19, Israeli troops shot and killed Atef Hanaisheh (45), a Palestinian protester, during clashes in the occupied West Bank village of Beit Dagan.
    (AP, 3/19/21)

2021        Mar 21, The Palestinian Health Ministry began administering the first doses of coronavirus vaccines it received from the global COVAX initiative to health care workers and older residents in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 3/21/21)
2021        Mar 21, Israel revoked the VIP permit of Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki after he returned to the West Bank from a trip to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
    (AP, 3/21/21)

2021        Mar 23, The United Nations, United States, Russia and the European Union met virtually to discuss relaunching their long-stalled effort to get Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a two-state solution to their decades-old conflict.
    (AP, 3/23/21)
2021        Mar 23, The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling on the office of the UN human rights chief to urge Israel's government to ensure that Palestinian areas have non-discriminatory access to COVID-19 vaccines.
    (AP, 3/23/21)

2021        Mar 25, The United States said it is giving $15 million to vulnerable Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a sharp reversal from the Trump administration which cut off almost all aid to the Palestinians.
    (AP, 3/25/21)

2021        Mar 29, Palestinians received 100,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by China to help broaden an initial campaign to vaccinate medical staff, the elderly and the chronically ill.
    (Reuters, 3/29/21)

2021        Apr 6, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man early today at a temporary vehicle checkpoint in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem. The man's wife, who was in the car with him and was wounded by the gunfire, said the couple followed the soldiers' instructions and posed no threat.
    (AP, 4/6/21)

2021        Apr 7, The Biden administration announced it would provide $235 million in US aid to the Palestinians, restarting funding for the United Nations agency supporting refugees and restoring other assistance cut off by then-President Donald Trump..
    (Reuters, 4/7/21)

2021        Apr 8, Israel said it would formally reject the International Criminal Court's decision to launch a probe into potential war crimes against the Palestinians, denying that it has committed such crimes and saying the court lacks the jurisdiction to investigate.
    (AP, 4/8/21)

2021        Apr 9, A video began circulating online showing Israeli police punching Ofer Cassif, a member of parliament, and wrestling him to the ground at a protest against planned evictions in east Jerusalem. Cassif was taking part in a weekly protest in the mostly Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where rights groups say dozens of people are at risk of being evicted after a long court battle with Jewish settler groups.
    (AP, 4/9/21)

2021        Apr 16, Israeli aircraft early today hit three facilities belonging to Hamas, the militant group ruling Gaza. The airstrikes targeted a weapons manufacturing site, a tunnel for arms smuggling and a training site. This followed the firing of a projectile from the Gaza Strip last evening. The Israeli military said Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza into the countrys south, the second incident in 24 hours. In response, Israeli fighter jets and helicopters hit five sites of the militant Hamas group.
    (AP, 4/16/21)

2021        Apr 23, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired some three dozen rockets into Israel late today. Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip in response to the rocket attacks, as tensions in Jerusalem spilled over into the worst round of cross-border violence in months.
    (AP, 4/23/21)(NBC News, 4/24/21)

2021        May 2, Gunmen in a passing car opened fire at Israelis standing at a major intersection in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, injuring three of them. The assailants reportedly escaped in a car with Palestinian license plates.
    (AP, 5/2/21)

2021        May 3, Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian village of Jaloud in the occupied West Bank overnight, setting brush fires and hurling stones in an apparent revenge attack following a drive-by shooting.
    (AP, 5/3/21)

2021        May 4, Mohammed Deif, the shadowy leader of the armed wing of the Islamic militant group Hamas, issued his first public statement in nearly seven years, warning Israel it will pay a heavy price if it evicts Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem.
    (AP, 5/5/21)

2021        May 7, Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third after the men opened fire on a base in the occupied West Bank. At least 178 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem.
    (AP, 5/7/21)(Reuters, 5/8/21)

2021        May 10, The Israeli police raided the Aqsa Mosque, one of Islams holiest sites, after days of protests there. At least 330 Palestinians and 21 Israeli officers were injured. In response, Hamas militants fired rockets at Jerusalem that caused no injuries.
    (NY Times, 5/11/21)

2021        May 11, The Israeli military said it has assassinated Samih al-Mamluk, a senior commander of the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza. Other senior militants in the organization were also killed in the same strike. The militant group vowed retaliation. Over the last 24 hours Gaza militants have fired hundreds of rockets toward Israel. Israeli airstrikes overnight killed 24 people, including nine children. Israel struck 130 targets of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups killing 15 people.
    (AP, 5/11/21)(SFC, 5/11/21, p.A2)(SFC, 5/12/21, p.A2)

2021        May 12, Israeli police said they arrested nearly 400 people allegedly involved in riots and disturbances across the country.
    (AP, 5/12/21)

2021        May 13, Israel deployed tanks and troops to the Gaza border. Israel carried out more airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza, where the death toll rose to 83 people since the fighting began early this week. Hamas sent a heavy barrage of rockets deep into Israel. Gazas Health Ministry said the death toll has climbed to 87 Palestinians, including 18 children and eight women. Seven people have been killed in Israel.
    (NY Times, 5/13/21)(AP, 5/13/21)(BBC, 5/13/21)

2021        May 14, The regional UN humanitarian coordinator said more than 10,000 Palestinians in Gaza have fled their homes since fighting began earlier this week.
    (AP, 5/14/21)

2021        May 15, Israel destroyed a 12-storey tower block in Gaza housing the offices of the US-based Associated Press and other news media, saying the building was also used by the Islamist militant group Hamas. Violence continued early today when an Israeli air raid in Gaza City killed at least 10 Palestinians, reportedly mostly children, in a refugee camp. More than 130 people have been killed in Gaza, as well as eight people in Israel, since the violence began.
    (AP, 5/15/21)(Reuters, 5/15/21)
2021        May 15, French riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons in Paris as protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip defied a ban on marching in the French capital.
    (AP, 5/15/21)

2021        May 16, The Israeli security cabinet decided to continue the Gaza operation. Israeli officials said a cease-fire is not on the table right now. Israeli bombing in Gaza City killed at least 33 people, including 12 women and eight children, and wounded 50 others. Israel said it has killed 75 Palestinian militants, primarily Hamas operatives, and accuses the group of using civilians as human shields.
    (Axios, 5/16/21)(NY Times, 5/16/21)
2021        May 16, International pressure to bring an end to the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas militants mounted, even as local health officials said an Israeli airstrike in Gaza overnight killed at least 33 people, the single deadliest attack of the current hostilities. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate end to fighting.
    (NY Times, 5/16/21)(Reuters, 5/16/21)(BBC, 5/16/21)

2021        May 17, Israeli warplanes unleashed a fierce air bombardment on Gaza City before dawn as Hamas militants in the coastal enclave continued to target towns in southern Israel with barrages of rockets, bringing the conflict into a second, grinding week of bloodshed and destruction.
    (NY Times, 5/17/21)
2021        May 17, US Pres. Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers in a call to PM Benjamin Netanyahu, but stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the eight days of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket barrages.
    (SFC, 5/17/21, p.A3)
2021        May 17, China renewed calls for the US to play a constructive role in ending the conflict in Gaza and stop blocking efforts at the UN to demand an end to the bloodshed.
    (AP, 5/17/21)

2021        May 18, Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel stopped work for the day, as did other Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and in Gaza, protesting violence against Arab Israelis, the unfolding Israeli military campaign targeting Hamas militants in Gaza and the looming eviction of several families from their homes in East Jerusalem.
    (NY Times, 5/18/21)
2021        May 18, Dozens of Israeli jets launched more than 100 missiles into the Gaza Strip overnight as the fighting entered its second week and hours after President Joe Biden said he would support a cease-fire in the conflict.
    (NBC News, 5/18/21)
2021        May 18, In Israel Jana Kiswani (16) was standing just outside the front gate of her home in the flashpoint neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah when a police officer ordered her, her brother and father to go into their house. Kiswani was shot in the back with a rubber-coated bullet and was hospitalized with a broken vertebra. The officer involved in the shooting in east Jerusalem was later suspended pending an investigation.
    (AP, 5/26/21)
2021        May 18, France's presidency called for a resolution at the United Nations Security Council to stop the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.
    (Reuters, 5/18/21)

2021        May 19, The United States said it opposes a proposed UN Security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Gazas Hamas rulers, reiterating that it could interfere with the Biden administrations efforts to end the hostilities.
    (AP, 5/19/21)

2021        May 20, Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and rocket attacks by Hamas on Israel eased overnight. Officials on both sides expressed optimism that a cease-fire could come within days.
    (NY Times, 5/20/21)

2021        May 21, An Egyptian-mediated cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect after 11 days of fighting that killed 243 people in Gaza and 12 people in Israel.
    (AP, 5/21/21)

2021        May 22, Egyptian mediators held talks to firm up an Israel-Hamas cease-fire as people in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip began to assess the damage from 11 days of intense Israeli bombardment. A 130-truck convoy carrying urgent humanitarian aid headed to Gaza.
    (AP, 5/22/21)

2021        May 25, Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced that the US would be reopening the Consulate General in Jerusalem that handled relations with the Palestinians but was shut down by the Trump administration.
    (Axios, 5/25/21)

2021        May 26, Yehiyeh Sinwar, Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, said 80 militants were killed during the 11-day war with Israel that ended last week, providing the groups first official tally for losses sustained in the fighting. Gazas Hamas-run Health Ministry has put the number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive this month at 254, including 66 children, 39 women, and 17 people above the age of 60.
    (AP, 5/26/21)

2021        May 27, The UN launched an emergency appeal for $95 million for Gaza for the next three months to meet immediate humanitarian needs and repairs to key facilities destroyed or damaged during the recent conflict between Israel and Gazas militant Hamas rulers.
    (AP, 5/27/21)
2021        May 27, The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate possible "violations of international humanitarian law" during the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas.
    (Axios, 5/27/21)

2021        May 28, A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli troops during a protest against settlement expansion near the town of Beita in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 5/28/21)

2021        Jun 9, Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians, including two security officers, in a shootout that erupted in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin during what appeared to be an overnight Israeli arrest raid.
    (AP, 6/9/21)

2021        Jun 11, Palestinian teenager Mohammed Hamayel (15) was killed by Israeli fire during clashes between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank.
    (AP, 6/11/21)

2021        Jun 16, The Israeli military conducted airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early today, after officials said that the militant group Hamas had sent incendiary balloons into southern Israel from Gaza. The Israeli military said it is reining in a controversial practice of conducting late-night raids of Palestinian homes in the West Bank aimed at gathering information about the houses and their inhabitants.
    (NY Times, 6/15/21)(AP, 6/16/21)
2021        Jun 16, Palestinian woman Mai Afaneh (28) was shot and killed by Israeli troops, allegedly after carrying out an attempted car-ramming attack.
    (AP, 6/16/21)

2021        Jun 17, Palestinian teenager Ahmad Shamsa (15) died of a gunshot wound after being shot a day earlier by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank during a protest against a settlement outpost. He was the fourth demonstrator to be killed since the outpost was established last month.
    (AP, 6/17/21)

2021        Jun 21, The Palestinian Authority arrested Issa Amro, a prominent activist, and held him overnight after he criticized its policies in a series of online posts and accused it of arresting another individual for political reasons.
    (AP, 6/22/21)
2021        Jun 21, Israel eased some restrictions on the Gaza Strip that have threatened a fragile cease-fire. Hamas, however, said the move was really Israel's attempt to pressure the militant group into making concessions.
    (AP, 6/21/21)

2021        Jun 23, An Israeli defense ministry body advanced plans for 31 West Bank settlement construction projects, the first such move under the countrys new government.
    (AP, 6/23/21)

2021        Jun 24, Nizar Banat, an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority, died after Palestinian security forces arrested him and beat him with baton. He was a candidate in parliamentary elections called off earlier this year. Hundreds took to the streets in protest after word spread of Banat's death.
    (AP, 6/24/21)
2021        Jun 24, Israel announced a further easing of its blockade on Gaza, saying it would expand the coastal territory's fishing zone and allow the import of raw materials for essential civilian factories.
    (AP, 6/24/21)
2021        Jun 24, The United Nations accused Israel of flagrantly violating international law by expanding settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying settlements are illegal and urging the countrys new government to halt their enlargement immediately.
    (AP, 6/24/21)

2021        Jun 25, Hundreds of Palestinians protested against President Mahmoud Abbas after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem a day after an outspoken critic died in the custody of Palestinian security forces.
    (AP, 6/25/21)

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