1 Jan New Year's Day.
20 Jan Islamic New Year.
9 Mar The Prophet's Birthday.
1 May Labour Day.
20 Jul The Prophet's Ascension.
21 Sep Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan).
15 Nov Independence Day.
28 Nov Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
25 Dec Christmas Day.
29 Dec Islamic New Year.
Israel has always accounted for all its military conflicts with Arabian countries by saying that it was a required for national security. It was also the case during the war with Lebanon in 1982. However, can it justify what is happening in Gaza now? Even Pan Gi Mun, the UN Secretary General, who is usually very reserved in any statement concerning the great powers and their allies, joined the appeal for Israel to bear all the responsibility for what the country has done in Palestine.
By Aman Saliyev
June 19: Thanks to the Egypt intermediary role a six-month cessation of arms period starts between Israel and Hamas.
November 5: Israel closes all the crossing points from the Gaza Strip.
December 14: Hamas’s leader Khaled Meshaal declares a six-month cessation of arms period with Israel.
December 19: The six-months cessation of arms period between Hamas and Israel officially ends.
December 21: Tzipi Livni, Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs, announces that the primary target of her policy in case she wins the elections will be to overthrow Hamas.