GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
December 9, 1987: The Palestinian intifada, a spontaneous popular uprising against Israeli occupation, starts in the West Bank and Gaza.

Young Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones and incendiary devices at Israeli troops in the Occupied Territories. The Israeli military responds with rubber bullets and live ammunition, consistent with its "iron-fist policy." Curfews are imposed on Palestinians, and arrests and deportations follow. More than 20,000 people, both Israelis and Palestinians, are killed or injured between 1987 and 1993.

PBS Promises: A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A 1974-88 timeline of events related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

PBS Battle for the Holy Land: Introduction /shows/holy/etc/synopsis.html

Frontline's Battle for the Holy Land goes behind the lines to examine this perilous conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians through the eyes of those fighting it on the ground.