The recent upsurge of violence in Israel and Palestine signifies a 'prelude to genocide'. How could this happen?

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Abstract

The tragedy that has been continually unfolding in Palestine for the past 75 years recently took a dramatic turn when Palestinian armed groups broke through the steel gates closing off Gaza and entered Israel on 7 October 2023. While the details of what occurred are gruesome, but also very unclear, their actions led to a further escalation by Israel, with senior figures in the Israeli government vowing revenge in terms that are tantamount to an incitement to commit genocide. The massive loss of human life and deliberate targeting of civilians has been accompanied by feelings of incredulity. People are asking: How could this happen? In this article, human rights and legal mobilisation scholar Jeff Handmaker provides some context.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherBLISS: The ISS Blog on Global Development and Social Justice
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2023

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