On Dec/8/1987 an Israeli military truck crashed against another one transporting Palestinian workers. The rumor was that the event had not been accidental, because the brother of the driver of the military truck had been murdered in Gaza some time before. The main reason for the outbreak of the Intifada of 1987 was that the descendants of the conquered people in 1967, that had not known the Egyptian occupation over Gaza, or the Jordanian occupation over the West Bank, had grown under Israeli control during 20 years and the consequences were felt. The PLO did not bring on the Intifada in spite of the accusations of the Minister of Defense of Israel at the time, Yitzhak Rabin, or Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. It was about the discontent of the base, which facilitated the reinforcement of a group that had been doing their ideological-social work (Dawa), Hamas. The famous “War of the Rocks” was broadcasted internationally by television, where street battles between Palestinians and members of the Israeli Defense Forces were shown. Palestinians attacked by throwing rocks and other objects while the soldiers responded with rubber and lead bullets, or with police persecution. The violence declined in 1991 during the Gulf War and modified its course with the Oslo Accords (Sep/13/1993) and the creation of the National Palestinian Authority. Since Dec/9/1987/ until the Oslo Accords, 1162 Palestinian and 160 Israelis lost their lives during the First Intifada (approximately 50% were Israeli civilians, confirming it was not a confrontation against the military, only) What was the influence of the First Intifada? The international image of Israel fell even lower (after Lebanon 1982), and since then the Israeli governments have understood that the status quo of the Palestinian issue cannot be maintained or is playing against Israel.
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