The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is one of the oldest conflicts in the world, if not the oldest. It did not start in 1967 or 1948 but many decades before. Right from the beginning of the 20th century, the Palestinians were suspicious of the waves of Jewish immigrants coming to Palestine, and these suspicions and fears were expressed in violence and armed confrontation.
Disturbances in Mandatory Palestine started right after the end of World War I and witnessed an escalation towards the end of the 1920s through the 1930s and the 1940s until the 1948 War broke out and the state of Israel was created on 78% of Mandatory Palestine between the Mediterranean Sea and the Green Line, the 1949 armistice line now known as the 1967 borders. The West Bank of the River Jordan, including East Jerusalem, was annexed to Jordan, while Egypt did not annex the Gaza Strip but kept it as a separate unit under military administration.
The four Arab countries neighboring Israel we
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