What is the conflict between Hamas and Israel?

What is the conflict between Hamas and Israel?

Gaza–Israel conflict

Date 28 June 2006 – ongoing (15 years, 10 months, 2 weeks and 4 days)
Location Gaza Strip Southern Israel and parts of Egypt
Status General cease-fire between Israel and Hamas (from 2014) punctuated by sporadic clashes between the IDF and Palestinian militant organizations.

Why is Israel firing at Hamas?

It began after weeks of spiralling Israeli-Palestinian tension in East Jerusalem which culminated in clashes at a holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews. Hamas – the militant Islamist group which rules Gaza – began firing rockets after warning Israel to withdraw from the site, triggering retaliatory air strikes.

Who has rightful claim to Gaza?

Israel maintains direct external control over Gaza and indirect control over life within Gaza: it controls Gaza’s air and maritime space, and six of Gaza’s seven land crossings. It reserves the right to enter Gaza at will with its military and maintains a no-go buffer zone within the Gaza territory.

Who fires more rockets Hamas or Israel?

Islamic Jihad
Hamas, the Islamist militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, and the smaller group Islamic Jihad have fired more than 1,000 rockets and mortar shells into Israel since Monday.

Why is Israel attacking Gaza?

Israeli warplanes launched an attack in the Gaza Strip targeting what the military said was a weapons manufacturing site belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian group that administers the coastal enclave. No casualties or injuries were reported by the Palestinian health ministry on Tuesday.

Does Israel occupy Palestinian land?

BACKGROUND: Palestinian territory – encompassing the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem – has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967.

Where are the Philistines today?

By cross-referencing these Hebrew and Egyptian texts, archaeologists managed to trace the Philistines in time and geography to a region that includes the port city of Ashkelon, in what is now modern-day Israel.