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Gaza Conflict, Response, Proportionality and Limitations

The vivid images currently emerging from the fighting in the Gaza Strip clearly drives home the need for the belligerent parties and the international community to find a peaceful solution and secure a halt to the hostilities. However, the fighting and Valentina’s post below raise questions as to what international law has to say about the issue. Unfortunately, it appears that the current situation all too well serves to highlight the inherent limitations and vagueness of international law. It is evident that the recent attack launched by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fulfils the requirements of an armed response in…