2006 in Israel

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Events in the year 2006 in Israel.

Incumbents in government[edit]

Events[edit]

2006 Lebanon War:

Post-war:

  • September 9 – A 4.4-magnitude earthquake affects Israel and the West Bank. No injuries are reported.[9]
  • October 29 – The Attorney-General of Israel delivers a brief to the Supreme Court of Israel arguing that the President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, should stand aside pending a possible indictment for rape.[10]
  • November 12 – Iranian nuclear program: Israel threatens to launch air strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities "as a last resort", and the Iranian foreign ministry responds that it would "retaliate with a crushing blow" should Israel act.[11]
  • November 21 – The Supreme Court of Israel orders the government to recognize same-sex marriages performed abroad.
  • November 24 – serial rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing. His escape launches a nationwide search, involving thousands of Israeli police officers.
  • December 8 – Benny Sela is captured near Nahariya two weeks after his escape.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict[edit]

The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict that occurred during 2006 include:

Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

The most prominent Palestinian militant acts and operations committed against Israeli targets during 2006 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 2006 include:

Notable deaths[edit]

Yitzchak Kaduri's funeral in Jerusalem

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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