The New Millenium

During the second Intifada Israel sent soldiers to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. They started building a fence around the occupied territories.

In 2006 Hezbollah, an extremist group, took control of Lebanon, Israeli soldiers were kidnapped and rocket attacks were launched against northern Israel. As retaliation Israel invaded Lebanon to stop the attacks.

In the Gaza Strip, Hamas, another paramilitary organization has become more powerful and today controls the region. It started launching attacks against Israel. Israel reacted by sending more troops into the area.

In the last few years Israel and some Persian Gulf have started to work together to counter Iran's influence in the Middle East.

Hezbollah poster during the 2006 Lebanon War
Image : Our blood has won ; Author : Julien Harneis from Conakry, Guinea