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.
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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.
As Hamas explores new tactics following the March of Return, the fate of civilians in Gaza remains uncertain.
A week after Trump requested plans for U.S. withdrawal from Syria he is now weighing strikes on the regime, Israel targets a Iranian forces at a Syrian airbase, and another bloody Friday in Gaza.
Advisers are warning Trump against plans to pull out, protests turn deadly on Israel-Gaza border, and Sisi gets his second term.
Israel deals with an uneasy status quo—it both loathes Hamas and depends on it. For ordinary Gazans, the situation is far worse. To escape this trap, Israel needs to do better on alternatives.
Kurdish Independence Referendum Draws Criticism and Threats, Saudi Arabia’s “Authoritarian Upgrading” Strategy, and the Gulf’s New Outreach to Israel
Iraq braces for the upcoming Kurdish independence referendum, Saudi Arabia's economic reform project reaches a critical juncture, and the Gulf states seem to be changing their posture toward Israel.
The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued judgments in two appeals concerning EU counterterrorism sanctions against Hamas and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers). The judgments offer a relatively permissive interpretation of the EU Council’s procedural obligations in extending existing counterterrorism designations compared to that of the EU General Court.