On the ground in Gaza: Is Israel’s use of force justified?

May 15, 2018


Palestinian protesters flee from tear gas during demonstrations near the border with Israel east of Jabalia in the central Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018 marking 70th anniversary of Nakba — also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948 — and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.; Credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images


US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council this morning no member “would act with more restraint than Israel has.”

She was referring to yesterday’s confrontation between Palestinians at the Gaza border and Israeli soldiers. 59 Palestinians were killed. More than 2,000 were wounded. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned Israel’s use of lethal force.  


Jeannie Assad, Middle East producer for the BBC; she tweets @JeannieAssad1

Amos Guiora, retired Lt. Colonel in the Israeli Defence Forces Judge Advocate General Corps, where he held senior command positions including Legal Advisor to the Gaza Strip and Commander of the IDF School of Military Law; he is currently a professor of law at the University of Utah

Hal Kempfer, retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and CEO of KIPP knowledge and intelligence, a consultant firm specializing in security training; he has worked in the intelligence community since 1987

Hussein Ibish, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, a Washington, DC-based non-profit think tank dedicated to issues impacting Arab Gulf states; he tweets @Ibishblog

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