Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Arab-Israeli Conflict

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Arab-Israeli Conflict

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See also Israel, Palestinian Affairs

Aug. 10: Israeli warplanes fired retaliatory missiles at a tunnel connecting the Gaza Strip and Egypt after rockets were fired into southern Israel. The destroyed tunnel was one of hundreds used to smuggle goods from Egypt into the Palestinian territory. [Reuters, 8/10]

Aug. 24: The Israel Defense Force (IDF) shot two Palestinian men across the Israel-Gaza border, killing one. Three rockets or mortar shells were later fired from northern Gaza into Israel, injuring an Israeli soldier. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the Palestinian men were acting suspiciously and ignored "the usual warnings" to move away from the border. [AFP, BBC, 8/24]

Aug. 25: An Israeli Air Force (IAF) strike on a tunnel between the Gaza Strip and Egypt killed at least three Palestinian smugglers, according to Hamas officials. The IDF said the attack was in response to a rocket attack from Gaza into southern Israel that injured an Israeli soldier the day before. [BBC, 8/25]

Aug. 31: A Palestinian boy died at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center after being shot in a clash with Israeli troops in the West Bank the night before. The Israeli military said the boy - Muhammad Riad Nayaf, 15 - and other youths had hurled Molotov cocktails at a guard post near a Jewish settlement, while Palestinian police said that he had been throwing stones. [AP, BBC, 9/1]

Sept. 1: Two Hamas fighters were killed near Jabaliya in the Gaza Strip, according to medical sources. The cause of their deaths was unclear, with various reports citing Israeli action or a malfunctioning explosive device that the men were planting near the border. …

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