Don’t Blame Hamas for the Gaza Bloodshed

Israel has a right to defend its borders, but shooting unarmed protesters who haven’t breached its frontier is disproportionate and illegal

Foreign Policy
May 23, 2018 · 6 min read
The body of Jamal Affana, 15, is brought through a Rafa alleyway in the Gaza Strip on May 13 after he succumbed to a gunshot wound. Affana was killed by an Israeli sniper while participating in demonstrations. Photo: SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES

By Sari Bashi

Since demonstrations began on March 30, Israeli soldiers have shot and killed more than 100 Palestinian protesters inside…

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