1997 in Israel

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Events in the year 1997 in Israel.



Israeli–Palestinian conflict[edit]

The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1997 include:

Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

The most prominent Palestinian militant acts and operations committed against Israeli targets during 1997 include:

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 1997 include:

  • 25 September – assassination attempt on Khaled Mashal: Two Mossad agents attempted to assassinate Khaled Mashal, the Hamas' Jordanian branch chief, in Jordan by injecting him a toxin in his ear. The operation failed after the Jordanian authorities managed to apprehend the two Mossad agents and later on, in exchange for their release, an Israeli physician had to fly to Amman and administer an antidote to Mashal. The fall out from the failed assassination eventually led to the release of Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the founder and spiritual leader of the Hamas movement, and scores of Hamas prisoners.

Notable births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

  • 4 April – Leo Picard (b. 1900), German-born Israeli geologist and an expert in the field of hydrology.
  • 12 April – Nechama Leibowitz (b. 1905), Russian (Latvia)-born Israeli Bible scholar.
  • 17 April – Chaim Herzog (b. 1918), British-born Israeli politician, the sixth president of Israel.
  • 1 October – Inbal Perlmutter (b. 1971), Israeli musician.
  • 2 December – Anat Elimelech (b. 1974), Israeli actress and model
  • 17 December – Uzi Narkiss (b. 1925), distinguished Israeli general.

Major public holidays[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stamford, Lincs., UK: Air Forces Monthly, compiled by Dave Allport, April 1997, Number 109, page 58.
  2. ^ "Terrorist Attacks in Israel, 1994-2006". The Israel Project. 2 May 2006. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2010.

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