After the Six-Day
War in 1967, Israel captured the Golan
Heights, Sinai desert, West
Bank, and Gaza
Strip. The total area of these territories is approximately
70,000 square km. When Israel completed its return of the
Sinai to Egypt as agreed in the peace
treaty, it withdrew from nearly 90% of all the disputed
territories. Since the signing of the Oslo
Accords with the Palestinians, Israel has withdrawn from
approximately 80% of the Gaza Strip and 40% of the West Bank.
It also ceded a small swath of territory to Jordan as part
of the peace treaty with that country. When taken together, Israel has now withdrawn
from more than 93% of the territories won in the defensive
war of 1967.