Posted on 23 August 2016

Gaza timeline

  • 2016
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    Entry of cement suspended for several weeks

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    Fishing zone expanded for several weeks

  • 2015
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    Entry of building materials for reconstruction begins

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    Kerem Shalom crossing expanded

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    Violent clashes near the fence

  • 2014
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    Egypt closes Rafah to movement of people, with exceptions

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    Transfer of goods from Gaza to West Bank resumes

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    Escalation in hostilities: Operation “Protective Edge”

  • 2013
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    Egypt closes Rafah Crossing to entry of commercial goods

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    Egypt launches military campaign to destroy tunnels

  • 2012
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    Fishing areas extended to 6NM

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    Escalation in hostilities: Operation “Pillar of Defence”

  • 2011
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    Israel closes Sufa Crossing

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    Israel closes Karni conveyor belt

  • 2010
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    Egypt reopens Rafah Crossing

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    Israel eases import restrictions

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    Israel intercepts flotilla headed to Gaza from Turkey

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    Israel closes Nahal Oz Crossing

  • 2009
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    Access to areas closer than 300m from the fence is prohibited

  • 2008
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    Fishing activities beyond 3NM prohibited

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    Escalation in hostilities: Operation “Cast Lead”

  • 2007
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    Israel closes Karni crossing except for a conveyer belt

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    Hamas takes over Gaza and Israel imposes a blockade

  • 2006
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    Israeli soldier captured, operation “Summer rains” launched

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    Israel stops the entry of Palestinian workers into Israel

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    Hamas wins Palestinian elections

  • 2005
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    Israel unilaterally disengages from Gaza

  • 2002
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    UN-Israeli Bertini Commitment easing access restrictions

  • 2001
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    Israel bombs Gaza Airport

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    Israel closes safe passage between Gaza and the West Bank

  • 2000
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    Second Intifada starts

  • 1995
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    Israel installs perimeter fence surrounding Gaza

  • 1994
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    Gaza Jericho Agreement