Israel and Palestine: A History of Conflict and Violence

By: Aayush Sharma

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The conflict is rooted in competing claims to the land of Israel/Palestine.

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The Israelis believe they have a historical right to the land, while the Palestinians believe they have a right to the land because they have lived there for centuries and because they are the majority population.

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Israel has occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since 1967, and it has built settlements in the West Bank, which the Palestinians view as illegal.

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The conflict has also been fueled by religious tensions between Jews and Muslims.

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The latest fighting between Israel and Palestine began on October 7, 2023, when Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel.

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The fighting lasted for several days and resulted in the deaths of over 100 Palestinians and 10 Israelis.

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There is no easy solution to the conflict, and it is likely that the violence will continue until both sides are willing to compromise and reach a negotiated settlement.

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