Legislative Attack

Weizman, Eyal. 2010. Legislative Attack. Theory, Culture & Society, 21(6), pp. 11-32. ISSN 0263-2764 [Article]

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Israel’s 22-day attack on Gaza in December 2008–January 2009 exposed a paradox: the attack was not only one of the most violent and destructive of Israel’s recent wars on the Palestinians and the one most strongly opposed by its critics, but also the one in which Israeli experts in international humanitarian law (IHL) – the area of the law that regulates the conduct of war – were most closely involved. The article demonstrates how these facts are connected.

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Theory, Culture & Society Special Section: Megacities and Violence, edited by Ryan Bishop.


international law, lawfare, urban destruction, violence

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Visual Cultures
Visual Cultures > Centre for Research Architecture


17 December 2010Published

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21 Mar 2017 17:22

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07 Jul 2017 15:21

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