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last updated May 27, 2009 7:20 PM (EST+7)
First Intifada
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intifada, uprising, first intifada, non-violent resistance, violent resistance, occupation, human rights

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EnlargePalestinian demonstrators use sling-shots to hurl stones at Israel border police in the West Bank village of Bilin, Feb. 20, 2009.(AP/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Background
Civil society (Palestinian)
Second Intifada
Ramallah
Documents
Mahmoud Abbas' (Abu Mazen) Speech at the Aqaba Summit
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1402
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1397
Publications
Poll No. 69 Part 1, October 2009 - Palestinian opinions on the Goldstone report and the upcoming elections
Poll No. 44, March 2002 - On Palestinian Attitudes Towards the Palestinian situation in general
Poll No. 45, May 29-June 2, 2002 - On The Palestinian Attitudes Towards The Palestinian Situation in General
Resources
“Writing the Intifada: Collective Action in the Occupied Territories,” by Ian Lustwick
Al Aqsa intifada timeline - BBC
World Bank report on Intifada, closures and Palestinian economic crisis - Oct 2004

Dec. 8, 1987 - Predominantly nonviolent demonstrations and strikes break out, sparked by a Gaza car accident. Emergence of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas.


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July 31, 1988 - Jordanian disengagement from West Bank.

Nov. 15, 1988 - Declaration of the State of Palestine at the Palestine National Council meeting in Algiers; Arafat condemns terrorism, accepts UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, and recognizes the State of Israel; US opens direct discussions with PLO.

1989 - US State Department publishes highly critical report on Israeli human rights practices; massive international peace demonstration in Jerusalem.

1990 - Israeli coalition government collapses over proposed negotiations with Palestinians; influx of Jews from former Soviet Union to Israel begins; Yitzhak Shamir forms a narrow, right-wing government headed by Likud; US suspends dialogue with PLO; Iraq invades Kuwait.

Oct. 30, 1991 - International Arab-Israeli peace conference in Madrid includes Palestinians in joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation.

1992 - Ongoing bilateral and multilateral peace talks; Labor party wins Israeli elections, Yitzhak Rabin becomes prime minister; Bush administration attempts to limit Israeli settlement by delaying U.S. loan guarantees.

1993 - Israel drastically restricts Palestinian movement between Occupied Palestinian Territories (except East Jerusalem) and Israel, marking the beginning of the Israeli policy of closures and restriction of Palestinian movement; Israel and the PLO sign Declaration of Principles (the "Oslo Accords") on interim self-government arrangements.

CASUALTIES

According B’Tselem, the first Intifada claimed a total of 1,489 Palestinian lives and 185 Israeli lives. Of the Palestinians, 1,376 were killed by the Israeli military, while 113 were killed by Israeli civilians. These numbers include a total of 304 Palestinians classified as minors (under 18 years). Among the Israeli casualties, 94 were civilians killed by Palestinians, while 91 were soldiers killed during fighting.

The first Intifada officially ended with the signing of the Declaration of Principles on September 13, 1993.





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