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Israel designates Palestinian civil society groups as terrorists, U.N. 'alarmed'. Rami Ayyub, Reuters, October 22, 2021

The 2021 Gaza War and the Limits of International Humanitarian Law, Aeyal Gross, Just Security, June 1, 2021

Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce, Biden pledges assistance. Nidal Al-mughrabiDan Williams, Reuters, May 2021

Clashes in Jerusalem and West Bank amid protests and strikes. Harriet Sherwood and angencies. The Guardian, 18 May, 2021.

Every day there is bombing: Israel airstrikes hitting affluent heart of Gaza. Hazem Balousha in Gaza City and Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 18 May, 2021

Jewish, Arab riots leave dozens injured across the country. Zachary Keyser and Jeremy Sharon, Jerusalem Post, May 14, 2021

Israel declares emergency in Lod as unrest spreads. BBC, May 12, 2021

Terrorists fire 200 rockets at Israel in 24 hours; IDF responds with 130 strikes. Judah Ari Gross and TOI staff, Times of Israel, May 11,2021

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza strip after Hamas rocket attacks. Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem and Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 10 May 2021

Jerusalem: Many injured on second night of clashes, BBC, May 9, 2021

Israel warns of Gaza escalation over balloon and rocket attacks. BBC News, 22 August, 2020

Joint Knesset committee recommends extending national emergency to 2021.. Jerusalem Post, June 2, 2020

Annexation or Not, It's Time All Palestinians Under Israeli Control Had the Right to Vote. Itamar Mann and Yael Berda, Newsweek Opinion, May 21, 2020

Bennett declares 'special situation' for communities within 80 km of Gaza. Ynet News, Nov. 12, 2019

IDF girds for several days of fighting after 190 rockets fired at Israel. Judah Ari Gross, Times of Israel, Nov. 12, 2019

Previous violence events

The Gaza Border Events - Legal Aspects - IDF

Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the OPT, Feb. 28, 2019

UN Condemns Israel's 'Excessive Use of Force' in Gaza, Rejects Amendment Denouncing Hamas. Amir Tibon and Reuters Jun 14, 2018

Israel’s Gaza Killings: War Crimes or Self-defense? Judy Maltz, Haaretz, May 17, 2018

Israel rejects UN and EU calls for inquiry into Gaza violence. NY Daily News,  April 1, 2018Israel rejects UN and EU calls for inquiry into Gaza violence. NY Daily News,  April 1, 2018

Israel Blocks Head of pro-BDS Organization From Entering Israel. Barak Ravid and Ilan Lior, Haaretz,  Mar 13, 2017

Israel's Travel Ban: Knesset Bars Entry to Foreigners Who Call for Boycott of Israel or Settlements. Jonathan Lis, Haaretz, Mar 07, 2017

Israeli Soldier Who Shot Wounded Palestinian Assailant Is Convicted of Manslaughter. Isabel Kershner, New York Times Jan. 4, 2017

War Crimes Suit against Israeli Justices Rejected by Chilean Court.  Amira Hass, Haaretz, Dec 03, 2016

Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall. Amira Hass, Haaretz, Nov 29, 2016

Three Israeli Supreme Court Justices Face War Crimes Suit For Authorizing Wall Barrier In West Bank, Jewish Business News, Nov 29, 2016

Knesset passes sweeping anti-terror reforms into law. Marissa Newman and Raoul Wootliff, the Times of Israel, June 15, 2016

Three killed in central Tel Aviv terror shooting; two attackers nabbed. Ben Hartman, The Jerusalem Post, June 8, 2016

Charges Against IDF Soldier Who Shot Subdued Palestinian Downgraded to Manslaughter. Gili Cohen, Haaretz,   Mar 31, 2016

For frst time in current terror wave, Israel severely restricts access to, from Ramallah. Closure of palestinian economic, political hub comes after shooting that wounded three Israeli soldiers.Gili Cohen  and Jack Khoury, Haaretz,  Feb 01, 2016

Two Killed, Seven Wounded in Shooting at Tel Aviv Pub. Massive manhunt underway for suspect, identified as an Israeli Arab; two seriously wounded in shooting on corner of Gordon and Dizengoff; growing consensus among security officials that shooting was a terrorist attack. January 1st, 2016

Security Cabinet OKs Administrative Detention of Jewish Terror Suspects. Administrative detentions will be used 'in the appropriate cases' and will require the approval of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein. Gili Cohen, Haaretz,  Aug 02, 2015 

Gaza ‘Protective Edge’ and other ICC Investigations

Netanyahu Weighs International Criminal Court Prosecutors' Request for Israel, West Bank Visit. Barak Ravid, Haaretz, Sep 02, 2016

Amnesty International published a report: "Black Friday, Carnage in Rafah 2014, Israel/Gaza Conflict". July, 29, 2015

ICC orders its prosecutor to consider 'Mavi Marmara' war crimes allegations against IDF. Decision puts ICC closest ever to intervening in Israeli-Arab conflict. By Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, 07/16/2015 

 Hamas's reflection on the report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza aggression. 29 June, 15 

UN Gaza Inquiry finds credible allegations of war crimes committed in 2014 by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups. The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict press release, June 22-2015.

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs published:The 2014 Gaza Conflict: Factual and Legal Aspects.June 14, 2015.

What’s behind ‘Protective Edge’ Investigations? Adv. Ido Rosenzweig, Times of Israel blogs, June 15, 2015.

Can the ICC go after settlements as war crimes? Analysis of experts, including Dr. Sigall Horovitz from the Minerva Center. By Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post 01 April 2015

2014 Gaza War Assessment: The New Face of Conflict. A report by the JINSA -commissioned Gaza Conflict Task Force,  March 2015.

U.S. jury finds PLO, PA liable over terror attacks in Israel more than a decade ago. The victims will receive more than $218 million. By Reuters, Feb. 23, 2015 (Haaretz)

Does Abbas really want to take Israel to The Hague over Gaza? The Palestinian Authority has slim chance of an ICC investigation of Israel, and could even face its own probe, says international legal expert Sigall Horovitz; meanwhile, Israel should consider its own steps to avoid seeing its troops and leaders in the dock. Roi Simyoni, Ynet, Jan.15.2015

Palestine and the ICC: An (Imagined) View from Inside the Court, By Alex Whiting. 07 January 2015 

 UN chief: State of Palestine will join ICC on April 1. Ban Ki-moon says he is acting as the 'depositary' for the documents of ratification. By The Associated Press, Jan. 7, 2015.

Israel in Gaza: Violence and injustice are not Jewish values by Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Sep. 12, 2014

International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda: the truth about the ICC and Gaza. Under the laws of the Hague court, my office can only investigate alleged war crimes in Palestine if it grants us jurisdiction in its territory. It has not done so. 29 August 2014

NGO asks ICC to indict Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on war crimes charges. Shurat Hadin alleges that Mashaal is "liable for Hamas’s war crime of execution without due process"; request uses Hamas leader's Jordanian citizenship against him, since Jordan is member of ICC. By Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post 3.9.2014.

International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda: the truth about the ICC and Gaza. Under the laws of the Hague court, my office can only investigate alleged war crimes in Palestine if it grants us jurisdiction in its territory. It has not done so.

Can Israel Cut Off Water and Power to Gaza?

Legal opinion by Prof. Bell, submitted to the Knesset on 14.7.2014

Opinion by Prof. Eric Posner, 24.7.2014

Contradicting Legal opinion by 12 Israeli international-law scholars submitted to the Knesset on 20.7.2014

Opinion by Prof. Michael Bothe - 18/7/2014

Prof. Kevin Jon Heller summarizes the debate