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The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014 edited by Bellal, Annyssa (1st December 2015)

Part II Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Military occupation of Palestine by Israel in 2014

Annyssa Bellal

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014

Edited By: Annyssa Bellal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 June 2019

Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Belligerence — Belligerents — Military objectives — Humanitarian intervention — Armed forces

This chapter discusses Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestine which started in 1948. It provides key casualty data for 2014 gathered by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This conflict traces its roots to Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 which displaced nearly 11 million Palestinians from their homes, forcing them to flee to neighbouring Arab states. The Palestinian national movement gradually regrouped in the West Bank and Gaza, run respectively by Jordan and Egypt, and in refugee camps in neighbouring Arab states. However, during the Six-Day War of 1967 Israel was able to capture the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. According to the UN OCHA, a total of 2,401 people were killed and 19,754 injured in occupied Palestine in 2014, including Gaza and the West Bank. These figures included casualties during Operation Protective Edge, an international armed conflict in Gaza from 8 July 2014 to 26 August 2014.

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