January 18Netzer Hazani becomes the first NAHAL outpost turned over to civilian hands in the Gaza Strip.
MarchWidespread demonstrations break out in the West Bank. Israel makes an effort to downplay their significance.
April 12The young, nationalistic generation wins the municipal elections in the West Bank. The PLO gains strength.
May 12The United States expresses its opposition to Israeli settlement anywhere in the Occupied Territories.
AugustA wave of commercial strikes breaks out in the West Bank, especially in Nablus, as a protest against the payment of exorbitant taxes. Israel imposes collective punishment on the city.
The Israeli Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (ICIPP) is founded. Its members include Uri Avneri, Reserve Major-General Matti Peled, and the former secretary-general of the Labor Party, Lova Eliav. The group openly meets with a senior member of the PLO, Issam Sartawi. Following the meeting, they transmit messages from Sartawi to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, offering Palestinian recognition of the state of Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state in the Occupied Territories, both contrary to the official PLO stance at the time. Contacts with Rabin yield no result.