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Tuesday, 4 December, 2001, 15:41 GMT
Key events from 2000
BBC News Online looks at some of the pivotal events of 2000 in the Middle East conflict.


October 17 2000

President Clinton at Sharm el-Sheik
President Clinton at Sharm el-Sheik
President Clinton presided over the Sharm el-Sheik agreement in which the Israelis and Palestinians agreed to call for an end to the violence. The BBC's Mike Williams reflects on how difficult it would be for the killing to be stopped.

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October 12 2000

Palestinian lynch mob storm Ramallah police station
Palestinian lynch mob storm Ramallah police station
Israel declares a 'government of national unity' after a day in which two of its soldiers were brutally murdered by a Palestinian lynch mob - and its helicopters took vicious revenge on the town and inhabitants of Ramallah. From there, the BBC's Ben Brown reports.

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October 2 2000

Muhammad al-Durrah and his father cower behind a concrete wall
Muhammad al-Durrah and his father cower behind a concrete wall
A French cameraman captures shocking footage of a Palestinian boy being shot by Israeli soldiers while his father desperately tries to shield him from the attack. Israel later expressed sorrow at the death but accused the Palestinians of making "cynical use" of children in clashes with Israeli troops.

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September 28 2000

Ariel Sharon makes his fateful visit to Jerusalem
Ariel Sharon makes his fateful visit to Jerusalem
In what was to become one of the sparks that ignited the current violence, the hard-line Israeli opposition leader, Ariel Sharon, visited Jerusalem's holiest site, the compound around Al-Aqsa mosque. The BBC's Hilary Andersson sent this report.

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