The British army occupied Jerusalem on Sunday, 9 December 1917, and withdrew on 14 May 1948.
How long did the British occupy Israel?
The British rule over Palestine lasted roughly thirty years, from 1917 until 1948.
Why did the British give up Israel?
The award of the mandate also endorsed the 1917 Balfour Declaration, in which Britain expressed support for “a national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine. In 1948, exhausted by World War Two and the strain of holding warring Jewish and Arab forces apart, the British withdrew.
Does Palestine still exist?
The entirety of territory claimed by the State of Palestine has been occupied since 1948, first by Egypt (Gaza Strip) and Jordan (West Bank) and then by Israel after the Six-Day War in 1967.
State of Palestine.
|State of Palestine دولة فلسطين (Arabic) Dawlat Filasṭīn|
|Gini (2016)||33.7 medium|
|HDI (2019)||0.708 high · 115th|
Is Palestine the same as Israel?
Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, located just east of the Mediterranean Sea. Palestinians, the Arab population that hails from the land Israel now controls, refer to the territory as Palestine, and want to establish a state by that name on all or part of the same land.