When the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge in 2014, it was the first military operation to hit Palestinian homes in the West Bank.
The military launched the operation on the premise that a new wave of militants, inspired by Islamic State, had attacked Israeli soldiers, killed them and took their weapons.
But there was no evidence of the group having taken over the territory.
A month later, a new round of airstrikes destroyed Palestinian homes, but it took until the spring of 2015 for Israel to make any progress in its efforts to destroy the militants.
After the first wave of strikes, the IDF announced that it was targeting the “command and control” of the Islamic State group in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
After months of intensive air raids and thousands of ground incursions, Israel finally succeeded in capturing the group’s leader, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, and the group was wiped out.
The campaign was dubbed Operation Protective Shield.
The next year, Israel launched Operation Cast Lead, which was meant to clear the coastal enclave of Hamas fighters, but its success was more mixed, with the IDF also targeting militants in the east of the Gaza Strip and in the Sinai Peninsula.
The IDF has since conducted dozens of military operations against the Islamic States in the Palestinian territories, and has declared victory in its campaign.
This is a timeline of events related to the 2014-2015 Palestinian military campaign against Islamic State in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.