The rise of Hamas through Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The prospect of long-lasting peace between Israel and Palestine relies on a piece of land, Gaza. Several wars have been fought to control this tiny strip of land that is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

In 1948, when Israel declared its statehood, many Palestinians were pushed out of their homes from across Palestine. Several sought refuge in Gaza. Ever since, it became the home to a vast majority of the population displaced by constant land grabs that the Israeli state aided to settle tens of thousands of Jewish people fleeing from war.

In 1967, the neighbouring Arab nations launched a war against the settlers. But with the support of the US, the Israeli army occupied additional swathes of land, including Gaza, in just six days.


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