The Dahiya Doctrine, Proportionality, and War Crimes

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VOL. 44


No. 1
P. 5
Operation Protective Edge: From the Editor
The Dahiya Doctrine, Proportionality, and War Crimes

IN JULY 2014, Israel launched its third and most massive military assault in a period of less than six years on the 1.8 million people of the Gaza Strip. In so doing, it killed over twenty-one hundred Palestinians and wounded more than eleven thousand. The vast majority of the thirteen thousand casualties were civilians, and well over half of them were women, children, old people, and the disabled. This latest massacre of the innocents provides the occasion for the Journal of Palestine Studies (JPS) to offer a special dossier centered on Gaza.