Israel Spraying Herbicides Inside Gaza Violates International Law

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man The Israeli army is continuing to spray dangerous herbicides on agricultural fields inside the Gaza Strip, three years since +972 Magazine first reported on the practice. This week, three Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups sent… Continue Reading  

The Obsolete Palestinian Authority

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by Paul R. Pillar The unique entity known as the Palestinian Authority (PA), created 25 years ago as a supposedly transitional structure, is well past its sell-by date. The anniversary earlier this year of the Oslo Accords, which established the… Continue Reading  

Israeli Army Puts Humanitarian Workers at Risk in Gaza

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by Yael Marom Israeli troops impersonated humanitarian workers in order to carry out an intelligence operation deep inside the Gaza Strip, according to details of the botched operation leaked by Hamas and reported by the Israeli media. If true, the… Continue Reading  

Nine Thoughts on the Latest Gaza Flare-Up

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by Mitchell Plitnick Now that the latest flare-up of fighting between Israel and Gaza has subsided, at least for the moment, here are nine thoughts on the clash, the outcomes, and the implications.

Israeli Incursions into Gaza Are the Rule, Not the Exception

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by Henriette Chacar Since Israeli special forces troops got into a deadly firefight with Hamas commandos deep inside the Gaza Strip Sunday night, Israel has dropped dozens of bombs and missiles into Gaza and Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets… Continue Reading