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Volume11
MonthNovember
Year2009
TitleThe Gaza War of 2009: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Israel and Hamas
Author(s)Justus Reid Weiner & Avi Bell
First Page5
AbstractThis Article explores the many international legal issues raised by the Palestinian-Israeli tension along Gaza's borders. It first examines legal issues raised by Palestinian conduct and then turns to legal issues raised by Israeli conduct. As will be demonstrated, criticisms of Israeli behavior ... lack any basis in international law. By contrast, Palestinian behaviors that are rarely criticized constitute severe violations of international law.