Despite the disengagement, the Gaza Strip is still considered by the United Nationsinternational human rights organisations and most legal scholars to be under military occupation by Israel,  though this is disputed by Israel and other legal scholars. The disengagement was proposed in by Prime Minister Ariel Sharonadopted by the government in Juneapproved by the Knesset in February and enacted in August Israeli citizens who refused to accept government compensation packages and voluntarily vacate their homes prior to the August 15, deadline, were evicted by Israeli security forces over a period of several days.
Israeli military victory    . Gaza Strip . IDF: 4,  —20,  deployed in ground invasion and tens of thousands of reservists mobilized total active personnel .
The Gaza flotilla raid was a military operation by Israel against six civilian ships of the " Gaza Freedom Flotilla " on 31 May in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea. Nine activists were killed on one ship during the raid and ten Israeli soldiers were wounded, one seriously. One further Turkish activist died later of his wounds.
Soon after the Hadassah Hospital opened nearby. The location high above the city had a spectacular view of the Old Citybut it also was surrounded by hostile Arab neighborhoods. Following the UN partition decision in NovemberArab irregular forces began attacking Jews in Palestine and violence escalated in the succeeding months. The only access was via a narrow road, a mile and a half long passing through the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
The blockade of the Gaza Strip is the ongoing land, air, and sea blockade of the Gaza Strip imposed by Israel and Egypt inafter Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip during the Battle of Gaza seizing government institutions and replacing Fatah and other Palestinian Authority PA officials with Hamas members. Following the Hamas takeover, Egypt and Israel largely closed their border crossings with Gaza, on the grounds that Fatah had fled the Strip and was no longer able to provide security on the Palestinian side. Aboul Gheit explained that opening the Rafah border crossing would undermine the legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority.
Explore the new agenda Read FT. Israel faced furious international condemnation on Monday after naval commandos attacked a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, killing at least nine pro-Palestinian activists and wounding many more. Three of the boats were flying the Turkish flag and several of the passengers killed are believed to have been Turkish citizens.
Welcome to the United Nations. The Council urged Israel to permit full consular access, to allow the countries concerned to retrieve their deceased and wounded immediately, and to ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance from the convoy to its destination. It took note of the statement of United Nations Secretary-General on the need to have a full investigation into the matter and it called for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards.
The Hadassah convoy massacre took place on April 13,when a convoy, escorted by Haganah militia, bringing medical and military supplies and personnel to Hadassah Hospital on Mount ScopusJerusalem, was ambushed by Arab forces. Seventy-eight Jewish doctorsnursesstudents, patients, faculty members and Haganah fighters, and one British soldier were killed in the attack. Dozens of unidentified bodies, burned beyond recognition, were buried in a mass grave in the Sanhedria Cemetery.
Your email address will not be published. Fierce clashes broke out once again on Friday afternoon between Palestinian young men and the Israeli occupation forces IOF in Silwan district of occupied Jerusalem as Jewish settlers continued their savage attacks on Palestinians and their property in different West Bank areas. The Hebrew radio said that one Israeli soldier from the border guards was slightly injured when a Molotov cocktail was thrown at him during the clashes.
But the Obama administration signalled tacit US endorsement of the bloodbath, with a statement merely deploring the loss of life without criticising the Israeli action. Commandos stormed the flotilla of ships carrying activists and essential aid to Gaza before dawn, rappelling onto the deck from helicopters. Reports put the death toll variously at between 10 and Organisers said at least 30 and possibly 50 people were wounded.