Friday’s ICJ ruling, requiring that Israel comply with the Genocide Convention and take measures to facilitate the provision of humanitarian aid in Gaza, indicates that Hamas is winning in the information domain, according to a new opinion for Just Security by CERL Faculty Director Claire Finkelstein and CERL Executive Board member General Joseph Votel. Because of Hamas’ vast tunnel network and use of human shields, Israel cannot engage in self-defense without putting large numbers of civilians in harm’s way.
Claire Finkelstein is the Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law. Read her bio here.
General Joseph L. Votel, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the former Commander of the U.S. Central Command. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow on National Security at the Middle East Institute and a member of the CERL Executive Board. Read his bio here.
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