Second Intifada 2000-2005

[ 2000 - 2005 ]

The Second Intifada, also known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada, was the second Palestinian uprising against Israel – a period of intensified Israeli-Palestinian violence. It started in September 2000, when Ariel Sharon made a visit to the Temple Mount, seen by Palestinians as highly provocative; and Palestinian demonstrators, throwing stones at police, were dispersed by the Israeli army, using tear gas and rubber bullets.

Both parties caused high numbers of casualties among civilians as well as combatants: the Palestinians by numerous suicide bombing and gunfire; the Israelis by tank and gunfire and air attacks, by numerous targeted killings, and by harsh reactions on demonstrations. The death toll, including both military and civilian, is estimated to be about 3,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Israelis, as well as 64 foreigners.

Some consider the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit on February 8, 2005, the end of the Second Intifada, when President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to stop all acts of violence against Israelis and Palestinians and reaffirmed their commitment to the Roadmap for peace.

Total Casualties 4682 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 4682 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 3909 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed 773 / Wounded
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Palestine and Israel 2000 / 9 / 28 2005 / 2 / 8 View
Palestinian National Authority and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 2000 2005 View
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency (ISA) 2000 2005 View
Fatah and Israel Police 2000 2005 View
al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and Israel Border Police 2000 2005 View
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and Civil Guard (Israel) 2000 2005 View
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and Mishmeret Yesha 2000 2005 View
Hamas and Israel 2000 2005 View
Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 2000 2005 View
Popular Resistance Committees and Israel Border Police 2000 2005 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
Merkava Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
M113 Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle

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