Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom by Norman G. FinkelsteinThe Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating “operations” against Gaza’s largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected Gaza to a merciless illegal blockade.
What has befallen Gaza is a man-made humanitarian disaster.
Based on scores of human rights reports, Norman G. Finkelsteins new book presents a meticulously researched inquest into Gaza’s martyrdom. He shows that although Israel has justified its assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions constituted flagrant violations of international law.
But Finkelstein also documents that the guardians of international law—from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to the UN Human Rights Council—ultimately failed Gaza. One of his most disturbing conclusions is that, after Judge Richard Goldstones humiliating retraction of his UN report, human rights organizations succumbed to the Israeli juggernaut.
Finkelstein’s magnum opus is both a monument to Gaza’s martyrs and an act of resistance against the forgetfulness of history.
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A milestone document, it proclaimed the inalienable …. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate from the Princeton University Department of Politics. His many books have been translated into some fifty foreign editions. He is a frequent lecturer and commentator on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Books Digital Products Journals. About the Book "In its comprehensive sweep, deep probing and acute critical analysis, Finkelstein's study stands alone.
Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom. Norman Finkelstein. January Case by grievous case, Finkelstein reconstructs the harrowing man-made reality of what has befallen Gaza. So hot and flustered were its critics, not because of any well-founded doubts about its veracity but the exact opposite. Why would Goldstone turn his back on Zionism, sacrifice his credible social standing in this community and toss and turn at night anticipating the backlash, unless he felt obliged to by his commitment to the law? If Goldstone elected to defend Israel against the indefensible, he would have committed professional suicide.
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