1957 in Israel

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Events in the year 1957 in Israel.



Israeli–Palestinian conflict[edit]

The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1957 include:

Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

The most prominent Palestinian fedayeen terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1957 include:

  • 18 February – Two Israeli civilians are killed in the kibbutz Nir Yitzhak by landmines set by Palestinian Arab militants who infiltrated into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
  • 8 March - Armed Palestinian Arab militants, who infiltrated into Israel, kill a shepherd from kibbutz Beit Guvrin in a field near the kibbutz.
  • 16 April - Armed Palestinian Arab militants, who infiltrated into Israel, killed two guards at Kibbutz Mesilot.
  • 20 May - Armed Palestinian Arab militant opened fire on a truck in the Arava region, killing a worker.
  • 29 May - A tractor driver was killed and two others wounded, when the vehicle struck a landmine, next to kibbutz Kissufim.
  • 23 June - Israelis were wounded by landmines, close to the Gaza Strip.
  • 23 August - Two guards of the Israeli Mekorot water company were killed near Kibbutz Beit Govrin.
  • 21 December - A member of kibbutz Gadot was killed in the Kibbutz fields.

Notable Israeli military operations against Palestinian militancy targets

The most prominent Israeli military counter-terrorism operations (military campaigns and military operations) carried out against Palestinian militants during 1957 include:

Unknown dates[edit]

Notable births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

  • 15 March – Israel Kastner (born 1906), Hungarian-born Israeli journalist and lawyer who became known for helping Jews escape Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust.
  • 13 May – Michael Fekete (born 1886), Austro-Hungarian (Vojvodina)-born Israeli mathematician.
  • 16 June – Haim Ariav (born 1895), Russian-born Israeli politician.
  • 28 July – Isaac Heinemann (born 1876), German-born Israeli scholar and professor of classical literature

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