“Gaza: A Turning Point?”
Al Jazeera, July 25, 2014: Is the Gaza war more of the same or a turning point in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict?”
When the current round of fighting began in Gaza, it appeared to be another episode of a saga that began when Israel unilaterally withdrew from the territory in 2005, and then imposed a blockade in 2007, after Hamas took control of the strip.
This is the fourth major conflict between Israel and the Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza since then. When it began, the Israeli government’s rhetoric suggested that it preferred a small, short-term conflict in which it would cause token damage to Hamas before returning to the status quo.
Full article at aljazeera.com
Prof. Sabra was also interviewed by Left Jab Radio on July 28: 14-min. interview.
Prof. Sabra’s UCSB web page and @adam_sabra twitter feed.[hm 7/29/14]