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Al-Haq’s Legal Analysis on the Escalation of Attacks in the Gaza Strip between 8 and 21 November 2012

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 16:31 Ref.: 258/2012
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al-haq-Q-nd-A-attack-on-Gaza-media--buildingsBetween 8 and 21 November 2012, the Gaza Strip has been under indiscriminate and disproportionate Israeli attacks. Al-Haq's Q&A answers the following 10 questions:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What is the sequence of events that led to the escalation of attacks in the Gaza Strip?
  2. What is the legal framework applicable to the situation in the Gaza Strip?
  3. Why is Israel’s justification of ‘self-defence’ misleading?
  4. Why is Israel’s use of the terrorism paradigm a distortion of international law?
  5. What constitute a legitimate military target?
  6. How are civilian objects protected during armed conflict?
  7. What are the relevant considerations of a ceasefire agreement between Palestinian armed groups and Israel under international law?
  8. What are the responsibilities incumbent upon Israel?
  9. How can individuals be held criminally responsible under international law?
  10. What are the responsibilities incumbent upon Third States?

Click here to download Al-Haq’s Legal Analysis on the Escalation of Attacks in the Gaza Strip between 8 and 21 November 2012