Israel routinely limits the space available for fishing next to the Gaza Strip in response to attacks by Hamas. Whether or not this is legal turns on whether Israel is still occupying Gaza under international law.
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The group’s new report accuses both Hamas and the Israeli government of committing war crimes regarding an incident in May 2019. But its focus on attack effects as the principal indicator of illegality reinforces a troubling distortion of the law.
Divergent reports from the U.N. and the Israeli Defense Forces regarding 2018 confrontations on the Israel-Gaza border do little to clear up the blurry distinction between armed conflict and civil unrest.
The new U.N. report on the Gaza border protests applies the wrong legal standard.
U.S. Shifts Support for Saudi Intervention in Yemen, Gaza Clashes Spark Political Crisis in Israel, Trump Administration Eases Pressure over Khashoggi Murder
Saudi forces are closing in on Hodeidah but will no longer receive refueling support from the United States, a tenuous ceasefire is in effect after two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border, and Turkey shares intelligence about Khashoggi’s death.
Tactical context is important in assessing the report of the Military Advocate General of the Israel Defense Force on Operation Protective Edge.
Israel’s Military Advocate General Terminates ‘Black Friday’ and Other Investigations: Initial Observations
A recent update from Israel’s Military Advocate General raises important questions about Israel’s view of the law of armed conflict and its responsibility to civilians in areas of conflict.
As Hamas explores new tactics following the March of Return, the fate of civilians in Gaza remains uncertain.
In dismissing a petition against the rules of engagement governing use of force by the Israeli security forces in the violent clashes in Gaza, the court asserted a controversial interpretation of what international law requires of the Israeli security forces.
What you missed while the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal stole the headlines.