On November 3, 1956, during the Kadesh Operation (Suez Crisis), the IDF took over the Gaza Strip. It withdrew on March 8, 1957. During that time, the IDF maintained a military administration that ran civilian life in Gaza. Shortly after its withdrawal, the IDF prepared a comprehensive, 142-page report documenting this first Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip.

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Gaza Area HQ
Deputy Commander for Civilian Affairs

Gaza Report

November 1956 – March 1957