Abandoning Gaza: Israel’s seige and international responsibility


Abandoning Gaza: Israel’s siege and international responsibility Israel imposed a siege on Gaza in 2007, resulting in a humanitarian crisis which intensified during Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s brutal three-week attack that began at the end of 2008. Despite pledges of help by the international community, there are still no signs of hope and Gazans feel forgotten.

Husam Zomlot is a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He served as a PLO representative to the UK from 2003 to 2008 and now specialises in international peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction programmes.

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