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The 51 Day War Ruin and Resistance in Gaza by Max Blumenthal

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Written in English


  • Human rights,
  • Politics and government,
  • Arab-Israeli conflict

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On July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, followed by a ground invasion. The ensuing fifty-one days of war left more than 2,200 people dead. Max Blumenthal was in Gaza and throughout Israel-Palestine during what he argues was an entirely avoidable catastrophe. Blumenthal radically shifts the discussion around a number of highly contentious issues-- the use of civilians as human shields by Israeli forces, the arbitrary targeting of Palestinian civilians, and the radicalization of Israeli public officials and top military personnel. The 51 Day War is an urgent warning that the aftermath of the conflict has made another military assault on Gaza almost inevitable.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-251) and index.

Other titlesFifty-one day war
StatementMax Blumenthal
LC ClassificationsDS119.76 .B57 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 261 pages
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27228094M
ISBN 10156858511X, 1568585446, 1568585128
ISBN 109781568585116, 9781568585444, 9781568585123
LC Control Number2015940023

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