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 was established in November 2012.  This section includes BICOM’s latest analysis, updates and podcasts.

ANALYSIS

IDF operations and the laws of war
30/07/2014

IDF operations and the laws of war

BICOM Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene spoke with Pnina Sharvit-Baruch, former head of the International Law Department of the IDF and now a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University.

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Professor Danny Brom on the psychological impact of rocket fire on Israeli civilians
30/07/2014

Professor Danny Brom on the psychological impact of rocket fire on Israeli civilians

Professor Danny Brom on the psychological impact of rocket fire on Israeli civilians.

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Transcript of Briefing with Brig Gen (res.) Michael Herzog on Operation Protective Edge, Day 18
25/07/2014

Transcript of Briefing with Brig Gen (res.) Michael Herzog on Operation Protective Edge, Day 18

We are in the third week of Israel’s operation in Gaza and are nearing yet another decision point for Israel. The question is whether to accept a ceasefire arrangement offered by the US or whether to apply further pressure on Hamas to accept more favourable terms for a ceasefire.

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Operation Protective Edge: Update and overview
25/07/2014

Operation Protective Edge: Update and overview

An update and review of Operation Protective Edge. Last Update: 09.30 BST, 29/7/2014.

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The Daily Telegraph: Why a ground operation is necessary, by Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog
21/07/2014

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.

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LATEST DEVELOPMENT

31/07/2014

International concern following rising death toll in Gaza

Fierce fighting in Gaza yesterday saw civilian casualties continue to mount, sparking increased concerns from international leaders. At least 15 Palestinians were killed yesterday when…

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31/07/2014

Three IDF commandos killed as soldiers confront booby-trapped streets

Three elite IDF soldiers were killed yesterday as they attempted to demolish a tunnel entrance when the surrounding building was detonated by Hamas operatives. The…

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31/07/2014

Israeli delegation visits Cairo as ceasefire efforts continue

A three-person Israeli delegation is widely reported to have visited the Egyptian capital Cairo yesterday to help advance progress towards ceasefire talks. Egypt is considered…

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30/07/2014

Israeli strikes intensify on Gaza targets as rocket fire continues

Israeli air strikes in Gaza intensified overnight Monday and yesterday after a fierce day of fighting on Monday left 10 Israeli soldiers dead. Their funerals…

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30/07/2014

Despite no clear diplomatic path, reports of ceasefire developments persist

Rumours of a potential temporary ceasefire emerged yesterday but were quickly dashed as the diplomatic path towards a truce remained unclear. Yesterday afternoon, senior Fatah…

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PODCASTS

21/07/2014

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.

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14/07/2014

Dr. Toby Greene discusses Operation Protective Edge on BBC Radio 5 Live

Dr. Toby Greene took part in a discussion on Operation Protective Edge on BBC Radio 5 Live where he highlighted the threat of living under Hamas rocket fire and Israeli efforts to prevent civilian casualties.

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10/07/2014

Hamas goals and tactics, assessed by Yoram Schweitzer

To assess the goals and tactics of Hamas and other armed groups firing rockets from Gaza, BICOM Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene interviewed Yoram…

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08/07/2014

Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog assesses Operation Protective Edge

On Tuesday 8 July BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog briefed journalists on a BICOM conference call following the initiation of Operation…

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