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The Israel-Palestine Conflict *

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The Israeli–Palestine Conflict is the ongoing struggle between Israel and Arabs that began in the mid-20th century. The Israeli–Palestinian conflict has its roots in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the birth of major nationalist movements among the Jews and among the Arabs as well as Jewish immigration, and sectarian conflict in Mandatory Palestine between Jews and Arabs. Egypt and Jordan have reached a long-term peace process with Israel, but Israelis and Palestinians have failed to reach a final peace agreement.

Historical boundaries of Roman / Byzantine / Islamic Palestine Boundaries of the Roman province Syria Palaestina, where dashed green line shows the boundary between Byzantine Palaestina Prima (later Jund Filastin) and Palaestina Secunda (later Jund al-Urdunn), as well as Palaestina Salutaris (later Jebel et-Tih and the Jifar) Borders of Mandatory Palestine
Historical boundaries of Roman / Byzantine / Islamic Palestine
(Green)Boundaries of the Roman province Syria Palaestina, where dashed green line shows the boundary between Byzantine Palaestina Prima (later Jund Filastin) and Palaestina Secunda (later Jund al-Urdunn), as well as Palaestina Salutaris (later Jebel et-Tih and the Jifar)
(Red) Borders of Mandatory Palestine

 

Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223

Modern evolution of Palestine Credit: Oncenawhile, Dank Chicken
Modern evolution of Palestine
Credit: Oncenawhile, Dank Chicken
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Credit:ComServant – ComServant

Throughout the conflict, Palestinian violence has been a concern for Israelis. Israel, along with the United States and the European Union, refer to the violence against Israeli civilians and military forces by Palestinian militants as terrorism. The motivations behind Palestinian violence against Israeli civilians are multiplex, and not all violent Palestinian groups agree with each other on specifics. Nonetheless, a common motive is the desire to destroy Israel and replace it with a Palestinian Arab state. The most prominent Islamist groups, such as Hamas, view the Israeli–Palestinian conflict as a religious jihad.

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: a Brief, Simple History

Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, located just east of the Mediterranean Sea. Arabs refer to the territory as Palestine, and want to establish a state by that name on all or part of the same land. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is over who gets what land and how it’s controlled.

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