List of wars involving the State of Palestine

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This is a list of wars that the State of Palestine has been involved in.

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
First Intifada
Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg Fatah
Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas
 Israel Defeat (but political gains)[2]
Second Intifada
Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg Palestinian Authority
Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas
 Israel Defeat
  • Palestinian uprising suppressed[3]
Operation Summer Rains
State of Palestine Fatah
Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas
 Israel Defeat
  • 5-month lull in Hamas rocketfire[4]
Battle of Gaza
State of Palestine Fatah Hamas Hamas victory
Operation Cast Lead
Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas  Israel Defeat
Operation Pillar of Defense
Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas  Israel Defeat
  • Cessation of rocket fire into Israel
Operation Protective Edge
Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas  Israel Defeat[5]
  • Unlimited ceasefire agreement


  1. ^ The State of Palestine proclaimed its independence on 15 November 1988, roughly a year after the start of the grassroot uprising in the Palestinian territories, known as the First Intifada.
  2. ^ Kober, Avi, Israel's Wars of Attrition: Attrition Challenges to Democratic States, p. 165
  3. ^ Sources:
    • Amos Harel; Avi Issacharoff (October 1, 2010). "Years of Rage". Haaretz. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Laura King (September 28, 2004). "Losing faith in the intifada". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Jackson Diehl (September 27, 2004). "From Jenin to Falluja". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Zeev Chafetz (July 22, 2004). "The Intifadeh is over – just listen". World Jewish Review. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Major-General (res) Yaakov Amidror (August 23, 2010). "Winning the counterinsurgency war: The Israeli experience". Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Hillel Frisch (January 12, 2009). "The need for a decisive Israeli victory over Hamas" (PDF). Begin–Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Lieutenant Colonel Ofek Bouchriss; Dr. Wallace A. Terrill (March 15, 2006). "The "Defensive Shield" Operation as a Turning Point in Israel's National Security Strategy". United States Army War College. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Charles Krauthammer (June 18, 2004). "Israel's Intifada Victory". The Washington Post. p. A29. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Sever Plocker (June 22, 2008). "2nd Intifada forgotton". Ynetnews. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Moshe Yaalon (January 2007). "Lessons from the Palestinian "war" against Israel" (PDF). Washington Institute for Near East Policy. pp. 14–15. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 9, 2007.
    • Yoaz Hendel (September 20, 2010). "Letting the IDF win". Ynetnews. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Yossi Klein Halevi; Michael B. Oren (September 20, 2004). "Israel's unexpected victory over terrorism". World Jewish Review. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
    • Zvi Shtauber; Yiftah Shapir (2006). The Middle East strategic balance, 2004–2005. Sussex Academic Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-84519-108-5. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "Israel shells Gaza for first time in months". International Herald Tribune. May 19, 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  5. ^ Inbar, Efraim, Did Israel Weaken Hamas? The 2014 Gaza War, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2015
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