Tag Archives: Gaza

Why is accountability for alleged war crimes so hard to achieve in the Israel-Palestinian conflict?

Hatem Moussa/AP Amy Maguire, University of Newcastle The latest outbreak of conflict in Gaza and Israel is escalating rapidly. At the time of writing, at least 192 Palestinians are reported dead, including 58 children. Ten Israelis are reported dead, including two children. Hamas is firing rockets into Israel from Gaza. Some cause casualties, while many are intercepted by Israeli anti-missile …

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Israel and the Palestinians celebrate a ceasefire — but will anything change?

Adel Hana/AP Anthony Billingsley, UNSW While details are sketchy, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire. That is good news for everyone involved. The dying can hopefully end and further destruction be avoided — at least for now. Both sides can also claim victory. Hamas can claim to have defended the interests of Palestinians in Jerusalem in contrast to …

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Many questions, few answers, as conflict deepens between Israelis and Palestinians

Tony Walker, La Trobe University What’s next in the latest Middle East convulsion? Will a ceasefire between the Hamas militant group in Gaza and Israel be brokered by Arab mediators in coordination with western powers, or will the situation continue to deteriorate? Are we witnessing the beginning of an intensifying conflict in which Israelis find themselves enveloped in a bloody …

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Many questions, few answers, as conflict deepens between Israelis and Palestinians

Tony Walker, La Trobe University What’s next in the latest Middle East convulsion? Will a ceasefire between the Hamas militant group in Gaza and Israel be brokered by Arab mediators in coordination with western powers, or will the situation continue to deteriorate? Are we witnessing the beginning of an intensifying conflict in which Israelis find themselves enveloped in a bloody …

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