1967 Arafat becomes PLO leader

1967 The Six-day War — Israel annexes Jerusalem and Golan Heights, occupies Gaza, Sinai and West Bank, expelling thousands of Palestinians and Syrians

1967-2012 Occupation — border closures, checkpoints, passes required for Palestinian, curfews

1973 Yom Kippur/Ramadan War — Israel attacked by Egypt and Syria

1978 Arafat offers peace in return for Israel recognising Palestine

1979 Camp David Meetings Peace Agreement between Egypt and Israel — Sinai Peninsula returned to Egypt

1981 Sadat assassinated by Egyptian soldiers

1982 Israel Invades Lebanon — Lebanese allies massacre Palestinian refugees in Sabra and Shatila camps

1987-93 Palestinian First Intifada — mass resistance in Gaza and West Bank against Israeli occupation

1988 PLO in exile votes for 'two-state solution' — offers to renounce terrorism for return to pre-1967 borders



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