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The Fourth Gaza War Ends Inconclusively

As might have been expected, Israel and Hamas each declared victory after an Egyptian-brokered ┬áceasefire ended the fourth cross-border Gaza war in 13 years. In fact, neither side won, failing to inflict the kind of decisive knockout blows that might have altered its outcome significantly.┬áHamas, though battered, remains unbowed and defiant. Israel, the strongest military […]

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Hamas’ Sacrificial Lambs

More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in the current war between Israel and Hamas, the third in six years. As the Canadian branch of Amnesty International notes, Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip have borne the brunt of the fighting.   While innocent Palestinians die needlessly, their homes and businesses pulverized, Hamas leaders and […]

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Crimes Against Humanity

A few days ago, a diplomat said, “The missiles that are now being launched against Israel, each and every missile, constitute a crime against humanity, whether (they) hit or miss, because (they) are directed against civilian targets.” He added that Israel issues a warning to Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip before a particular site […]