Israeli-Palestinian violence in 2014 – timeline


24 April Nine months of US-mediated peace talks collapse.

15 May Two Palestinian teenagers are killed in a West Bank clash with Israeli troops.

12 June Three Israeli teenagers – – are abducted and killed by Hamas operatives in the West Bank.

Gil-ad Sha’er, Naftali Frankell and Eyal Yifrach Photograph: SHAARH FAMILY / FRENKEL FAMILY / YIFRAH FAMILY / HANDOUT/EPA

13 June launches a military operation to find the teenagers, arresting hundreds of Hamas members. Hamas militants in Gaza respond with rocket attacks.

2 July Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian from east Jerusalem, is abducted near his home and in a revenge attack for the deaths of the Israeli teens. The death triggers violent protests.

Mohamed Abu Khdeir. Photograph: Xinhua News Agency/REX

8 July Israel launches a military campaign against Hamas in Gaza after heavy rocket fire on Israeli cities. The war lasts 50 days and , mostly civilians, according to the UN. Seventy-two people die on the Israeli side.

Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. Photograph: Majdi Fathi/ Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Corbis

1 October Israel gives final approval for construction of a new housing development in east Jerusalem, the section of the city claimed by the Palestinians as their future capital.

22 October A Palestinian man rams his car into a crowded Jerusalem train station, . The attack comes after weeks of clashes around a holy site in the Old City that is sacred to Jews as the Temple Mount and revered by Palestinians as Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary).

Chaya Zissel Braun funeral
Mourners carry the body of Chaya Zissel Braun during her funeral in Jerusalem. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

29 October A Palestinian on a motorcycle , an Israeli-American rabbi campaigning for more Jewish access to the contested Jerusalem holy site.

5 November A Hamas militant , killing two people.

Israeli fire fighters inspect the scene of an attack in Jerusalem where a Palestinian man rammed his car into a crowded train platform. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AP

8 November Israeli police at a demonstration in northern Israel. Video indicates the man was walking away from the officer when shot.

10 November Palestinian attackers in separate stabbings.

Israeli medics treat a wounded soldier at the scene of a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. Photograph: STRINGER/REUTERS

13 November The US secretary of state, John Kerry, meets the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman. The trio agree on steps to defuse tensions at the Jerusalem holy site.

14 November Israel lifts age restriction at the holy site; Friday prayers go off without incident.

16 November Police say an Israeli man was by an “Arab” attacker in Jerusalem.

17 November The Israeli government says it will step up punitive demolitions and gives notices to families of Palestinian attackers.

18 November Two Palestinians storm a Jerusalem synagogue, .