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Click on the links below to see maps tracing the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Introduction
Pre-1947:
British control
1947-1949:
Israel founded
1967:
Six-Day War
Jerusalem:
Before 1967 & now
West Bank:
Autonomy & population
West Bank:
Settlements & checkpoints
Gaza:
Population and security
Israel founded: UN partition plan
The United Nations General Assembly decided in 1947 on the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem to be an international city. The plan, which was rejected by the native Arabs, was never implemented.
Israel founded: Armistice
War broke out in 1948 when Britain withdrew, the Jews declared the state of Israel and troops from neighbouring Arab nations moved in. After eight months of fighting an armistice line was agreed, establishing the West Bank and Gaza Strip as distinct geographical units.

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