2009 Gaza conflict/Related Articles
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- Israel-Palestine Conflict : Politics, insurgency, terrorism, and counterinsurgency between the State of Israel and the population of the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza
- Occupied Territories : Those parts of Jordan (i.e., the West Bank and East Jerusalem) and Egypt (i.e., Gaza) that were occupied by the Israeli Defense Forces during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, and are now under the civil authority of the Palestinian Authority subject to Israeli military control; this specific term implies a belief that the Israeli actions are illegal, with which the State of Israel does not agree
- Hamas : The most powerful political and military organization in the Occupied Territories, especially the Gaza Strip; offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood but not Salafism
- Gaza Strip : 26-mile-long Middle Eastern coastal region long the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Egypt and Israel; population about 1.4 million Palestinian people, governed by Hamas since June 2007.
- State of Israel : Country established from the British Mandate of Palestine; declared independence in 1948.
- Egypt : A country in the northeastern corner of Africa, bordering Sudan, Libya, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea
- Israel Defense Forces : The combined land, sea, and air forces of the State of Israel
- Unguided rocket : A form of artillery weapon that uses a rocket motor to propel a warhead at a target, using no guidance once launched
Human rights reviews
- UN Human Rights Council : A multinational body, supported by but separate from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2006
- John Holmes : United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator; career British diplomat
- Ian Martin : Add brief definition or description
- Goldstone Report : A controversial report on human rights in the 2009 Gaza conflict, ordered for the UN Human Rights Council, criticized by the State of Israel as intended to look only for Israeli violations although South African Justice Richard Goldstone expanded his charter to look at, and claim violations by, all sides
- Richard Goldstone : Head of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict; former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
- Christine Chinkin : Member of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict; Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics, who was a member of the high-level fact-finding mission to Beit Hanoun (2008)
- Hina Jilani : Member of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict; Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, who was a member of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur (2004)
- Desmond Travers : Member of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict; former Officer in Ireland’s Defence Forces and member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations
- Mark Kirk : U.S Representative (R-Illinois); Congressional Caucus on Bosnia; Adviser, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea; U.S. Navy reserve intelligence officer with service in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and Bosnia; past World Bank's International Finance Corporation in 1990; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for inter-American Affairs at the U.S. State Department from 1992-93
- Fratricide (military) : The killing of one's brother, but in a military context, the killing of one's own forces ("friendly fire").
- West Bank : Areas on the West Bank of the Jordan River, assigned to Jordan by the United Nations resolution that partitioned the British Mandate of Palestine, which have been under Israeli control since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
- Just war theory : The branch of ethics concerned with the basis for starting, conducting, and terminating wars
- Fourth Geneva Convention : International agreement specifying the obligations of an Occupying Power towards civilians in an area it controls