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Incendiary Balloons: A National Security Lawyer Witnesses Hamas War Crimes – Matthew J. Aiesi (Lawfare-Brookings via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 31, 2019  /  Human Rights, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 31, 2019 Incendiary Balloons: A National Security Lawyer Witnesses Hamas War Crimes – Matthew J. Aiesi (Lawfare-Brookings) News reports on incendiary balloon attacks on Israel that have destroyed more than 4,300 acres of land often fail to identify the balloons for what they are – a war crime. Traveling in Israel recently with a group […]

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A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territories – Eugene Kontorovich (Journal of Legal Analysis-Oxford University Press via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  double standards, History, Human Rights, hypocricy, International  /  No Comments

May 24, 2019 A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territories – Eugene Kontorovich This article examines every occupation since the adoption of the Geneva Conventions that involve the movement of civilian population into belligerently occupied territory. Eight such situations were identified. The study shows that there is no support in state practice for the notion […]

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Get Serious about Human Shields – Mark Dubowitz and Orde Kittrie (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 23, 2018 Get Serious about Human Shields – Mark Dubowitz and Orde Kittrie Terrorists’ use of human shields is a remarkably effective tactic against countries like the U.S. and Israel, whose ethical and military codes require avoiding civilian casualties. Terrorists hide among civilians to shelter themselves from lawful attack or deliberately cause civilian casualties. The […]

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REFLECTING ON THE ‘O’ WORD: THE MANY SIDES OF THE ‘OCCUPATION’, by Ron Csillag (CJN)

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  Israel, Must Read  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2017 …”As for the word occupation, “it’s not intended to indicate who’s entitled to sovereignty subsequently. Occupied is an interim status until there’s a final determination.” Gauthier sees “a notion today that has been marketed and sold convincingly by the Palestinians and their Arab friends and others at the UN that occupied territory […]

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