The War on Gaza

The War on Gaza

Thematic Chronology
The War on Gaza
2008 - 2009
37 events

Covers the deterioration of the six-month cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and Israel’s all-out 22-day assault on the Gaza Strip (which Israel dubbed Operation Cast Lead and Hamas called the Battle of al-Furqan). The account ends with the findings of the Goldstone Report, the official investigation of the UN Human Rights Council on the war.

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The War on Gaza
E.g., 2019/01/19
E.g., 2019/01/19

A Palestinian Authority Divided, Israeli Assaults on Gaza, and Peace Process Setbacks

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Violence

Israel Breaks the Gaza Cease-Fire
4 November 2008 - 30 November 2008

Sanctions Socio-Economic

Seal on Gaza Borders Tightened
5 November 2008 - 29 November 2008

Violence

Gaza Cease-Fire Falls Apart
14 December 2008 - 21 December 2008

Violence

Prelude to Israel's War on Gaza
21 December 2008 - 26 December 2008

Violence

The War on Gaza (2008-09): Operation Cast Lead/ Battle of al-Furqan
27 December 2008 - 18 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 1, Start of Phase 1
27 December 2008

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 2
28 December 2008

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 3
29 December 2008

Violence Diplomatic

War on Gaza, Day 4
30 December 2008

Violence Diplomatic

War on Gaza, Day 5
31 December 2008

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 6
1 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 7
2 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 8: End of Phase 1; Balance Sheet
3 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 9: Start of Phase 2
4 January 2009

Diplomatic

War on Gaza: Calls for Active Diplomacy
4 January 2009 - 5 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 10; Gaza Strip Segmented into 3 Operational Zones
5 January 2009

Violence Diplomatic

War on Gaza, Day 11: Dramatic Surge in Palestinian Civilian Casualties
6 January 2009

Violence Diplomatic

War on Gaza, Day 12
7 January 2009

Diplomatic

Security Council Resolution S/RES/1860
8 January 2009

Violence Diplomatic

War on Gaza, Day 13
8 January 2009

Violence Diplomatic

War on Gaza, Day 14
9 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 15: Intensification of Israeli Attacks
10 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 16
11 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 17
12 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 18
13 January 2009

Violence Diplomatic

War on Gaza, Day 19: Hamas Cease-Fire Offer
14 January 2009

Violence Diplomatic

War on Gaza, Day 20
15 January 2009

Diplomatic

War on Gaza: US-Israel MOU on Arms Smuggling into Gaza
16 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 21
16 January 2009

Diplomatic

War on Gaza: Israel Announces a Unilateral Cease-Fire
17 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza, Day 22
17 January 2009

Violence

War on Gaza: Parallel Israeli and Hamas Cease-Fires; Balance Sheet
18 January 2009

Violence Popular action

Israel Completes Its Withdrawal from Gaza
20 January 2009 - 21 January 2009

Diplomatic

The UN Human Rights Council Forms a Fact-Finding Mission on the War on Gaza (the Goldstone Mission)
3 April 2009

Diplomatic

War on Gaza: Report of the UN Headquarters Board of Inquiry into Incidents Related to UN Premises
4 May 2009

Diplomatic

Goldstone Report on the War on Gaza
15 September 2009 - 25 September 2009

Diplomatic

The Goldstone Report and Palestinian Erratic Decision-Making
29 September 2009 - 16 October 2009