Working for Peace

February 2009
Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;2/16/2009, Vol. 77 Issue 15, p6
The article presents the history of Arab-Israeli conflict. The bombing of the Gaza Strip by Israel in late December 2008 was against Hamas, the group that has run the territory since 2007. In mid-January 2009, both sides approved ceasefire agreements but tensions remained high. In the late 1800s, Jews began to move back to Israel, seeking a homeland. In 1948, Israel declared itself an independent nation that resulted to Arab countries attacking the Jewish state. Arabs believed their land was being taken.


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