Gaza Under Attack

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A Palestinian man holds a girl injured during shelling at a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians, at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014.

Gaza Under Attack 


At present (8 August 2014), over 1,800 Palestinians have been killed and more than 10,000 have been injured since the Israeli military assault of the Gaza Strip began Tuesday, July 8th. Many of those dead are women and children; the youngest victim was 18-month-old Mohammed Melkiye, who was killed alongside his 27-year-old mother by an Israeli airstrike. 

As Israel continues its third war against the people of Gaza since 2008, the Institute for Palestine Studies remains committed to accurately documenting and recording the conflict and its preceding history. 

As part of that effort, our July-August Special Focus - Gaza Under Attack includes articles* from the Journal of Palestine Studies detailing past major Israeli military assaults on Gaza, the continued siege of Gaza imposed by Israel and Egypt after the 2005 disengagement, and reports on the broader implications of the continued destruction and suffering wreaked upon the Gaza Strip.

Israel has called its most recent offense Operation Protective Edge. In December 2008, Israel conducted Operation Cast Lead, a 22-day assault that resulted in more than 1,400 Palestinian deaths and more than 4,300 injuries. In November 2012, Israel carried out Operation Pillar of Defense, killing over 177 Palestinians in Gaza in eight days, mostly civilians. Residents of the Gaza Strip are unable to evacuate or escape Israeli airstrikes because of the restrictions on movement enforced by both Israel and Egypt.

In addition to our JPS articles, we provide a produced a video, "The World Reacts to Operation Protective Edge," which surveys the international media reaction to Operation Protective Edge. 

And, lastly, our Senior Fellow Muhammed Ali Khalidi has also published a new analysis examining "Does Israel Target Civilians?" 

*Articles that were only made available as part of our monthly Special Focus have since been removed and may be purchased at our co-publisher's website, the University of California Press. Removed articles will automatically take you to the respective article at UCP's website. 


Journal of Palestine Studies:

Tighteninig the Noose

Arthor: Trude Strand

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 43, No. 2 (Winter 2014), pp. 6-23



Gaza's Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel's Siege

Author: Nicolas Pelham

Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41 No. 4 (Summer 2012), pp. 6-31



Digital Occupation: Gaza's High-Tech Enclosure

Author: Helga Tawil-Souri

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 41, No. 2 (Winter 2012), pp. 27-43



Reflection on the War on Gaza

Author: Camille Mansour

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 38, No. 4 (Summer 2009), pp. 91-95



Palestinian Weapons Deployed against Israel during Operation Cast Lead

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 38, No. 3 (Spring 2009), pp. 192-200



The Israeli Arsenal Deployed against Gaza during Operation Cast Lead

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 38, No. 3 (Spring 2009), pp. 175-91



Israeli Military Operation against Gaza, 2000-2008

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 38, No. 3 (Spring 2009), pp. 122-38



Gaza's Humanitarianism Problem

Author: Ilana Feldman

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 38, No. 3 (Spring 2009), pp. 22-37



Made in the U.S.A.: American Military Aid to Israel

Author: Frida Berrigan

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 38, No. 3 (Spring 2009), pp. 6-21



The Gaza Strip as Laboratory: Notes in the Wake of Disengagement

Author: Darryl Li

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 35, No. 2 (Winter 2006), pp. 38-55



Gaza: New Dynamics of Civic Disintegration

Author: Sara M. Roy 

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 22, No. 4 (Summer, 1993), pp. 20-31


The World Reacts to Operation Protective Edge


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