Timeline in need of correction

August 24, 2005 20:02 by

The wire service Knight Ridder, through a recent report, covered the history of the West Bank:

In 1987, Palestinian frustration…sparked the first intifada…. The conflict…came to an end with the 1993 Oslo Accords, a historic agreement that gave rise to a new Palestinian government and the return of Yasser Arafat to the region.

Arafat’s return marked the beginning of a slow process of transferring limited control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the fledgling Palestinian government.

Hopes for a new era of peace soon crumbled, however, and fueled a second intifada in 2000, which proved to be even more deadly than the first uprising, taking more than 5,000 lives.

Was “hopes for a new era of peace” a veiled reference to the Camp David summit in July 2000? Wouldn’t it be relevant to include why those hopes crumbled?

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