Israel's actions in Gaza are undermining international law and weakening prosecutions against Russia
Why it matters
The actions of Israel in Gaza have significant implications for international law, the defense of Ukraine against Russia, and the prevention of genocide. The situation raises questions about the norms of warfare and the role of the international community in addressing violations.
What the papers say
Al Jazeera says that Israel's actions in Gaza are undermining the moral high ground of the European Union and the United States in their defense of Ukraine against Russia. The article highlights the destruction of infrastructure and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, raising questions about the norms of warfare. The Independent reports that UN experts have warned of the failure to prevent genocide in Gaza and the support of certain governments for Israel's strategy of warfare. Gulf News states that a Palestinian ambassador has called for countries to wake up to the violations committed by Israel in Gaza, describing it as a genocide. Politico discusses the European Union's policy towards Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its role in Ukraine's success. Al Jazeera also highlights the warning from legal experts about an imminent genocide in Gaza and the worsening situation in the territory. The Guardian provides a personal perspective on the history of mass killings and the ongoing debate about the situation in Gaza. Al Jazeera discusses the crises in Gaza, Sudan, Syria, and Afghanistan, raising questions about the present and future of international relations and international law.
How we got here
The conflict in Gaza has been ongoing, with Israel's offensive causing significant death, displacement, and destruction of infrastructure. The international community has been criticized for failing to prevent genocide in Gaza and for supporting Israel's strategy of warfare. The situation raises broader questions about international law and the role of the international community in addressing violations.
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Israel, formally known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
The Palestinian people, also referred to as Palestinians or Palestinian Arabs, are an ethnonational group comprising the modern descendants of the peoples who have lived in Palestine continuously over the centuries and who today are largely culturally and
Hamas is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist militant organization. It has a social service wing, Dawah, and a military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km² and an estimated total population of about 447 million.
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country in Europe after Russia, which it borders to the east and north-east.