The recent Israel-Palestine conflict has renewed the interest of many in the region. It is essential to know the conflicted history that the country has been tainted with to understand the present situation.
In the Middle East, Israel is a small country. The name Israel is Abraham's grandson's name. The Hebrew Gods in the Bible renamed him ''Israel.'' The country shares the border with Egypt, Jordon, Syria, and Lebanon and has the Mediterranean Sea on the eastern shores. The country primarily has a Jewish population, but both religious and archaeological sites like the Aqsa Mosque, Temple Mount, the Western Hall, the Dome of the Rock, to name a few, play an essential part in the lives of Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.
The complex history of Israel is traced back to the Hebrew Bibles by scholars. The test traces the country's origin to Abraham, the father of Judaism (through his son Isaac) and Islam (through his son Ishmael).
The descendants of Abraham were slaves of Egypt for hundreds of years. They then settle in Canaan, the modern-day region of Israel.
Important Historical Facts Of Israel
The modern-day tension between the Jews and Arab Muslims in the region goes back to the Balfour Declaration and World War II.
Post-World War II, the recent conflicts have been centred on occupying the following areas:
The tension and conflict between the two factions continued over the years. It escalated when the Arabs rejected the partition of Palestine into Aran and Jewish state in 1947.
In 1948 the Arab-Israel war began where five Arab nations, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, invaded Israel. The conflict of Arab-Israel includes:
Today, the conflict between Arab and the Jewish factions of Israel and Palestine continues, despite several peace agreements. The mayhem results in the deaths of thousands of civilians on both sides, including children and women.