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Attacks on Gaza and International Humanitarian Law

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On July 8, 2014, Israel launched "Operation Protective Edge,” an intense bombing campaign and ground incursion against the occupied Palestinian territory’s Gaza Strip, the densely populated home to 1.8 million Palestinians.  During this latest offensive there have been many reports of violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes.  This factsheet will explain these terms and discuss some opportunities for accountability.