On 5 June 1967 war once more erupted in the Middle East. Within a matter of days, the West Bank and Gaza Strip were occupied by Israel. For the more than 1.7 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, nothing in either Israeli position offered anything beyond the continued realities of occupation. While the former aspect of the intifada has generated a number of insightful studies of Israeli occupation and the internal dynamics of the Palestinian protest, the regional dimensions of the Palestinian uprising have not received the same degree of sustained attention. In the context of growing Palestinian frustration and anger generated by the absence of any progress towards an end to Israeli occupation, the incident provided the spark for massive demonstrations in Gaza on December 9. These soon spread to the West Bank.