JERUSALEM, July 8 (JTA) Following is a timeline of some key developments that have affected the West Bank and Gaza Strip from the Six-Day War to the present: June 5, 1967 The Six-Day War begins. June 7, 1967 Israeli forces conquer eastern Jerusalem and most of the West Bank. April 1968 First Jewish settlement is established in Hebron. Dec. 9, 1987 The intifada, the Palestinian uprising, breaks out. July 31, 1988 King Hussein announces that Jordan is renouncing all claims to the West Bank. Nov. 15, 1988 The Palestine National Council, meeting in Algiers, issues a declaration of independence for the state of Palestine. Oct. 30, 1991 The Madrid Peace Conference begins with a Palestinian delegation in attendance. Sept. 13, 1993 The Oslo peace process is formally launched with the signing of the Declaration of Principles by Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin on the White House lawn. May 4, 1994 Israel and the Palestinians sign the Cairo Agreement, which calls for Israeli withdrawals from the Gaza Strip and Jericho. May 13, 1994 The Palestinians take control of Jericho. May 18, 1994 Israel evacuates its last installation in Gaza City after a transfer ceremony the day before. July 1, 1994 Returning from exile in Tunis, Arafat crosses from Egypt into the Gaza Strip. Sept. 28, 1995 Israel and the Palestinians sign the Interim Agreement, which calls for Israel to withdraw from six cities in the West Bank: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarm, Kalkilya, Ramallah and Bethlehem. Dec. 27, 1995 Israel completes its withdrawal from Ramallah. In previous months, Israel withdrew from Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarm, Kalkilya and Bethlehem. Jan. 17, 1997 Israeli troops redeploy in the pre-dawn hours from 80 percent of Hebron. The Palestinian Authority now has control over all the major Palestinian population centers in the West Bank. July 25, 2000 Camp David summit hosted by President Clinton ends in failure. Sept. 28, 2000 The Al-Aksa Intifada begins. March 29, 2002 Israel launches Operation Protective Wall, a massive anti-terror military campaign in the West Bank, following a series of unanswered Palestinian terror attacks. June 16, 2002 Israel launches construction of a fence along the seamline with the West Bank aimed at preventing Palestinian terrorists from entering Israel. June 19, 2002 Israel announces it will seize Palestinian-ruled territory in response to terror attacks. June 21, 2002 Israel launches a new military operation in the West Bank after Palestinian suicide bombers strike twice in Jerusalem, killing 26 Israelis and injuring more than 120 others. Meeting with less Palestinian resistance than during Operation Protective Wall, Israeli troops assume control of nearly all the major West Bank population centers.
Timeline of developments in West Bank