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International legal rules concerning targeting within "Operation Protective Edge"

This Expert Opinion is tasked with clarifying the International legal rules which applied or should have been applied to the Operation Protective Edge in 2014 concerning the Destruction in Gaza Strip.


In particular, Israeli ground and air attacks have caused numerous civilian casualties and have led to a widespread destruction of private living quarters which observes describe as devastating.

They have led to an uproar of public opinion around the world, which, however, also condemned the rocket attacks on Israel as being indiscriminate warfare.

The UN Human Rights Council has decided to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate violations of international humanitarian law and of international human rights law committed in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Read the full expert opinion here.