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Finkelstein's examination of the 595-page 'Goldstone Report' alone takes up the second of four parts of his book, each marking a critical episode in Gaza's suffering: Operation Cast Lead, the Mavi Marmara (the flotilla raid) and Operation Protective Edge. In 2009, respected jurist Richard Goldstone was commissioned by the ...

The book primarily investigates the official reports about Operation Cast Lead (2008-09), the Mavi Marmara (2010), and Operation Protective Edge (2014). Finkelstein attributes these assaults in part to Israel's intention to prove its deterrence capacity after its defeat by Hezbollah in 2006. A pattern emerges ...
Shupak focuses particularly on the New York Times' editorial coverage of Operation Protective Edge, Israel's summer 2014 assault on the Gaza Strip that, according to United Nations statistics, killed 2,251 Palestinians - the vast majority of them civilians and more than 550 of them children. Israel lost a ...
It was said that not since 2014, during Operation Protective Edge, had there been such a serious incident. The detonation of an explosive device targeted experienced, well-armed soldiers was upgraded in the media to a terror attack. The head of the army's Southern Command, Eyal Zamir, declared ...
All told, it was some of the bloodiest fighting between Israel and Gaza since the seven-week war in the summer of 2014 that Israel called Operation Protective Edge. The Popular Resistance Committees, a militant offshoot of Fatah that has specialized in setting roadside bombs and other explosive devices, ...
... what has been done to Gaza. In addition to his scathing criticism of human rights organisations, Finkelstein's book relies heavily on several key events in Gaza's recent history to explain its current situation, with chief focus on the Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, and Operation Protective Edge in 2014.


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