The Third Strategic Threat

Weizman, Eyal and Keenan, Thomas. 2010. The Third Strategic Threat. Opendemocracy, [Article]

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Israel's assault on an aid flotilla heading to Gaza is a decisive episode in the country's challenge to international humanitarian law and its advocates. But it may have unexpected results.

Many details remain to be established about the Israeli commando assault on the Mavi Marmara - the lead ship in a flotilla intent on carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip - in the early hours of 31 May 2010. But whatever the investigation of the incident ultimately reveals, the killing of nine human-rights activists bears witness to two related developments: the increasing politiciisation of humanitarian aid, and the growing sense of threat that the Israeli government seems to feel from human-rights organisations and international law.

Translated to Italian (Internationale), French and German (Monde Diplomatique) and Swedish in Mikael Löfgren, ed. Gaza

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7 June 2010Published

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19 Oct 2010 12:33

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