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  • Chronology

October 16, 2012 - January 15, 2013


  • ABC, ABC News

  • AFP, Agence France Presse

  • Al-Arabiya,

  • AJE, Al Jazeera English

  • AA, Asharq Alawsat

  • AP, Associated Press

  • Bloomberg

  • BBC,

  • CBS,

  • CSM, Christian Science Monitor

  • CNN,

  • Daily Star,

  • EurasiaNet,

  • FT, Financial Times

  • The Guardian

  • GN, Gulf News

  • Haaretz

  • Hurriyet

  • KT, Khaleej Times

  • LA Times

  • LM, Le Monde

  • Ma'an

  • NPR, National Public Radio

  • NYT, The New York Times

  • RFE/RL, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

  • Reuters

  • VOA, Voice of America

  • WSJ, The Wall Street Journal

  • WP, The Washington Post

Arab-Israeli Conflict

See also Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan

Oct. 16:

Dozens of Palestinians organized a roadblock protest on the Israeli-only Route 443 near the West Bank village of Bayt 'Ur al-Tahta to protest ongoing attacks by Israeli settlers. Israeli human rights organizations said that hundreds of olive trees were destroyed by Israeli settlers after the olive harvest began on October 9. [AFP, 10/16]

Oct. 17:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu approved part of the controversial Levy Report, which stated Israeli settler outposts on Palestinian land were legal and that Israeli military and civilian presence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem did not constitute an occupation. The Fourth Geneva Convention forbade occupying powers from settling citizens on occupied lands. [Haaretz, 10/17]

Oct. 20:

Israeli forces raided the Gaza-bound vessel Estelle in international waters and rerouted it to the Israeli port city of Ashdod. The boat, sponsored by the Ship to Gaza Sweden organization, carried 30 activists from around the world as well as books and cement supplies intended for delivery to Gaza. [AJE, 10/20]

Oct. 21:

Gaza's health ministry confirmed the deaths of two young men in separate Israeli airstrikes on Monday morning and stated that several others were wounded. Israel asserted the airstrikes were in retaliation for Palestinian RPG attacks on Israeli troops who allegedly entered Gaza. The Israeli military could not confirm whether the IDF forces were inside the Gazan border or not. [Al-Akhbar, 10/22]

Oct. 24:

Israeli officials said over 80 Palestinian and international activists demonstrated inside an Israeli supermarket built on Palestinian land near Jerusalem. The protesters urged shoppers not to purchase products made in Israeli settlements. Four people were arrested, including Bassem Tamimi, leader of a nonviolent protest movement. Activists at the scene tweeted that some were beaten and others were tasered by police. [AFP, 10/24]

Oct. 25:

Egypt brokered a ceasefire after days of clashes between armed groups in Gaza and Israeli forces, which resulted in several Palestinian deaths and one Israeli injury. Officials from both the IDF and Hamas confirmed that no rockets were fired overnight, and Israel reaffirmed its policy of not negotiating with the Hamas government. [AJE, 10/24]

The Mujahideen Brigades fired five rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, despite an Egyptian-brokered unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. [Reuters, 10/25] [End Page 267]

Oct. 26:

Israeli authorities granted approximately 57,000 Palestinian Muslims access to East Jerusalem to pray at the al-Aqsa mosque and mark the beginning of 'Id al-Ahda, the feast of the sacrifice. [AFP, 10/26]

Oct. 28:

Militants in Gaza fired four rockets into southern Israel in response to an Israeli airstrike that killed one suspected Palestinian militant and wounded another in the southern Gaza Strip. The rockets, which landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, near Beersheba, caused no injuries. [AFP, 10/28]

Oct. 29:

The Israel Land Administration approved the construction of a new housing settlement in East Jerusalem for retired Israeli security personnel. According to the Israeli group Peace Now, Israeli authorities approved initial plans for development in the Palestinian town of Sur Bahir in July 2012. [AFP, 10/29]

Oct. 31:

Hamas leader Salah Bardawil stated that the government drafted a comprehensive reconciliation proposal to mend relations with rival Fatah and submitted it to the Egyptian government. The move was partly out of concern over the newly-formed Israeli governing coalition that combined the Likud and Yisrael Beitenu parties. Earlier in the month, the Egyptian government brokered an informal ceasefire between...


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