A timeline of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
1948: Israel declares independence. Mass exodus of Palestinians. 1967: Israel defeats armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria in six days. Israel occupies Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights. 1973: Syrian and Egyptian armies attack Israeli forces but are defeated. 1982: First Lebanon War between the PLO and Israel. Israel withdraws from Sinai. 1987 to 1993: First Palestinian intifada, or uprising, against Israel’s occupation. 1993: Palestinian leader Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Rabin sign the Oslo Accords. 2000 to 2005: Second Palestinian intifada, which included suicide bombings of civilians. 2002:- Construction begins on the separation barrier in and around the West Bank. 2005: Israel unilaterally withdraws settlers and soldiers from Gaza. 2008 to 2014: The Islamist militant organization Hamas and Israel fight three Gaza wars.