Gaza–Israel conflict

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Gaza–Israel conflict
Part of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the spillover of the Sinai insurgency and the Iran–Israel proxy conflict
Maps of Israel and Gaza
Maps of Gaza and Israel
Date28 June 2006 – ongoing
(17 years, 9 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)

The Gaza-Israel conflict is a long running dispute between the Gaza Strip (a Palestinian territory) and Israel. It revolves around political, territorial and security matters, and it has resulted in violence, wars, genocide and ongoing tensions. Key issues include border disputes, control of resources and the political self-determination of Palestinians in Gaza.

An important background to note in this conflict is the Gaza blockade which is imposed by Israel and Egypt after Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007 following the Fatah–Hamas conflict. The blockade restricts the movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza, impacting the daily lives of its residents. International efforts tries to find a peaceful resolution, but this remains a complex and unresolved issue.[1]

Human Rights Watch have described the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade since 2007, as an "open-air prison".[2]

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  1. Raja Abdulrahim (7 October 2023). "Gaza Has Suffered Under 16-Year Blockade". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 26 October 2023.
  2. "Gaza: An 'Open-Air Prison'". Human Rights Watch. 13 June 2022.