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Facts Matter

Israel's 1967 border lines, mapped

The issue

Hamas presented a new policy document expressing willingness to accept a two-state solution in the Middle East based on the 1967 borders.

The facts

The 1967 line, also known as the Green Line, was derived from the 1949 Armistice agreement between Israel and its neighbors. After the Six-Day war in 1967, Israel occupied territories in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians would demand control of in a two-state solution.

Data: State Department Large Scale International Boundaries Dataset; Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Why this matters

At the heart of this conflict are the growing Israeli settlements in the territories in question, which the Palestinians say undermine the peace process. President Trump recently told Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to "hold back on settlements for a little bit."