This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the Golan Heights, which began with Israeli airstrikes on Egypt on June 5, 1967 to commence the so-called Six-Day War.
Here are some resources to help you learn more about the events of 50 years ago, and what the Occupation has meant for Palestinians living under it for the last half-century.
50 Stories of Palestinian Life Under Occupation (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Occupied Palestinian Territory)
Israel’s occupation was a plan fulfilled (Electronic Intifada)
Israel provoked the Six-Day War in 1967, and it was not fighting for survival (Mondoweiss)
A 50-Year Occupation: Israel’s Six-Day War Started With a Lie (The Intercept)
The Unwanted ‘Bride’: Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace? (The Palestine Chronicle)
50 years: Israeli occupation longest in modern history (Al Jazeera)
Who Started the Six-Day War of June 1967? (The Palestine Chronicle)
Israel: 50 Years of Occupation Abuses (Human Rights Watch)
Quick Facts: 50 Years of Israeli Military Rule (Institute for Middle East Understanding)
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers (Mondoweiss)
Why has the Occupation lasted this long? (Mondoweiss)
After 50 years of Israeli occupation, ‘now is the time’ to create Palestinian state – UN chief (UN News Centre)
Fifty years of opposition (+972)
Check out Visualizing Palestine’s latest graphic, A History of Occupation.
Watch the Al-Jazeera documentary, The War in June.
Watch the Real News Network’s interview with Norman Finkelstein, Six-Day War, 50-Year Occupation: What Really Happened in June 1967?