Tag Archives: Hamas

Jerusalem: eyewitness account from a divided city

Traditional Ramadan meeting place: Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, after police removed barriers. Ade Ruished, Author provided Adel Ruished, Lancaster University Not long after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came into force on Friday May 21, members of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) entered the al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem, reportedly using teargas and stun grenades to disperse Muslims praying there. …

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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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Israeli politics and the Palestine question: everything you need to know

John Strawson, University of East London As civilian causalities mount in Gaza, Israeli politicians of all hues must face the stark reality that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict cannot be managed but needs to be resolved. Relations between Palestinians and Israelis and between Jewish and Palestinian Israeli citizens have reached a new dangerous moment. The pretence that the conflict was marginal 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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