1978 in Israel

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Events in the year 1978 in Israel.



Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat with U.S. president Jimmy Carter at Camp David in 1978

Israeli–Palestinian conflict[edit]

The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1978 include:

Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

Coastal Road massacre – The charred remains of the hijacked Egged coach, at the Egged museum in Holon.

The most prominent Palestinian Arab terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1978 include:

  • 11 March – Coastal Road Massacre: 11 Fatah members led by the 18-year-old female Dalal Mughrabi traveled from Lebanon to Israel, killed several tourists and hijack a bus on the coastal road near Haifa. After a lengthy chase and shootout, 37 Israelis were killed and 76 wounded.[1]

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 1978 include:

  • 14 March – Operation Litani: a large-scale invasion of IDF forces to South Lebanon aimed at expelling the PLO forces from the territory. The operation was successful for the Israeli Defense Forces, as PLO forces were eventually pushed north of the Litani river.

Unknown dates[edit]

Notable births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Statement to the press by Prime Minister Begin on the massacre of Israelis on the Haifa-Tel Aviv Road Archived 24 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Historical Documents Archive: 12 March 1978.

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