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YNet: Before Gaza turns into Somalia, by Nadav Eyal

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The “drizzle” of missiles from the Gaza Strip at Israel’s southern communities has been going on for more than a week now. For the residents and their children, who are forced to run into bomb shelters, it doesn’t feel like a drizzle but rather like ongoing torture.

Since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, four Palestinians have been killed by IDF fire on the Gaza border, including a double amputee. Another round of fighting in the south won’t take anyone by surprise, but this time we need to rethink the situation.

International law forbids the use of force between two states. The United Nations Charter states two basic exceptions to this rule: Self-defense and military measures approved by the UN Security Council to “restore international peace and security.” There is an agreement that self-defense could also include preventive measures, like the ones Israel took in the Six-Day War.

Read the full article at YNet.