Selected Turns In Israeli-PLO Conflict

THE long-awaited return of Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat's tomorrow to the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip marks another miles

tone in the PLO's 30-year struggle for a Palestinian state:

1947: United Nations votes to partition Palestine into a Jewish and Palestinian Arab state with Jerusalem as an international enclave.

1948: Israel is established. Jordan occupies the West Bank and Egypt the Gaza Strip.

1965: The PLO is established by Arab heads of state in Cairo.

1967: As Egypt, Syria, and Jordan prepare to attack, Israel strikes preemptively. Israel occupies Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and the Golan Heights in the Six Day War.

1969: Arafat is elected chairman of the PLO's executive committee.

1974: PLO is accorded status as ``sole and legitimate representative'' of the Palestinians at an Arab summit.

1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, addressing the Israeli Parliament, offers full peace in exchange for Israel's withdrawal from Sinai.

1979: Egypt and Israel sign a peace treaty based on Camp David Accords, recognizing the ``legitmate rights of the Palestinian people'' and providing for self-rule in Jericho and Gaza.

1982: Israel withdraws from Sinai, but rest of Camp David Accords scuttled by Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

1987: Palestinian youth launch the intifadah (uprising) in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

1988: US Secretary of State Shultz authorizes talks with PLO after Arafat recognizes Israel's right to exist.

1990: Iraq invades Kuwait, precipitating the Gulf war in January 1991.

1991: Peace talks begin in Madrid.

Sept. 13, 1993: PLO and Israel seal accord in Washington with a historic handshake between Prime Minister Rabin and Arafat. Plan includes autonomy for Gaza and Jericho, to be extended later to rest of West Bank.

May 1994: Cairo accord details implementation of autonomy for Gaza and Jericho. Palestinian police arrive in Gaza and Jericho.

July 2, 1994: Arafat to arrive in Gaza.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.




Save for later


Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items


Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items


Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items