Spotlight: Operation Protective Edge
After a major escalation of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a staged operation aiming to restore the calm that... Read more
Operation Protective Edge
Update and overview
An update and review of Operation Protective Edge. Last Update: 09.30 BST, 22/7/2014. Read more
View from Israel on
Operation Protective Edge
BICOM's team in Jerusalem, Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene and Director of the Israeli office Richard Pater, assess the impact of the conflict on the Israeli home front, the prospects for the military operation, and the factors involved in securing a ceasefire. Read more
The Daily Telegraph: Why a ground operation is necessary,
by Brig. Gen. (res) Michael Herzog
In this article published in the Sunday Telegraph on 20 July, BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog assesses the need for a ground operation and the challenges involved. Read more
Telegraph - It's time to bust the ‘Israeli blockade
led to Hamas rockets’ myth by Alan Johnson
Prof Alan Johnson rejects the accusation that Israel's blockade of Gaza has caused the rocket fire by Hamas. Read more
Casualties climb as heavy
fighting continues in Gaza
A further nine Israeli soldiers were killed during battles yesterday and dozens of Palestinians also died as fighting continued in the Gaza Strip. With well... Read more
US, UN intensify efforts to
move towards a ceasefire
Both US Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are in the region as they attempt to help broker... Read more
Fatalities in West Bank shootings
amid increasing unrest
A Palestinian was killed overnight in the West Bank with tensions high both in the West Bank and in other parts of the country. Early... Read more


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