As a result, Israel and Palestine engage in social and political conflicts, resulting in terrorism attacks at times.
While border and land issues constitute the central problem in Palestine-Israel conflict, there are other contributory factors that exacerbate the conflict between Israel and Palestine. These factors include, but are not limited to, water rights, security, Israeli settlements, refugee issues, violence outside Israel, international influence, and occupation of West Bank by Israeli military and people (Salinas & Rabia 183). With the conflict dating back to the 20th century, the international community has responded and tried to unite the two sides.
The United States has played a critical role in trying to resolve the dispute. For instance, the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations have tried to restore peace in both Israel and Palestine. On the same note, the European Union, Russia, and the United Nations have actively been involved in the conflict resolution pursuit (Salinas & Rabia 211). Most notably, the United States refuted West Bank settlements due to the substantial barrier that they posed to the peace process. Over and above this, the gravity of the matter is seen even more in the light of Hamas emergence to derail Palestine-Israel peace negotiations.
While the causes of the Palestine-Israel conflict are purely between Israelis and Palestinians, the influence of the international community has relatively exacerbated the conflict. The endless pursuits to resolve the issue have only resulted in a heightened conflict activity as either side dispute the propositions of the involved international stakeholders. Border demarcation, control over Jerusalem City, water resources dispute, West Bank construction and settlement, violence in Israel and Palestine, and ownership of Gaza strip are the major causes of the Palestine-Israel conflict (Salinas & Rabia 259).
A resolution to the Palestine-Israel conflict