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The Forgotten War A Year Since Gaza: Haaretz Report July 2015

One year after Operation Protective Edge, Haaretz sends its top writers to examine what has changed since the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas, and to ask whether – or when – the next war will erupt.

It's been one year since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the costly military campaign that claimed the lives of 73 people on the Israeli side and over 2,200 Palestinians.

Since those 50 terrible days of fighting between Israel and Hamas, there have been negligible strategic gains. Sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip has resumed, as have retaliatory Israeli airstrikes. Billions of dollars in aid promised by the international community to rebuild Gaza remain just that – promises. Lessons have been ignored, victims largely forgotten.

On the anniversary of Operation Protective Edge, Haaretz takes an in-depth look at the past, present and future and asks: If we don't learn from our wars, are we doomed to repeat them?

Editor: Jillian Jones

Palestinians rest in front of the destroyed Nada Towers in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, August 2014.

Read the articles here:


There's no escaping GazaAnshel Pfeffer f563

Israel, one year later

The last Gaza war – and the next

Amos Harel f338Israel's deceptive diplomatic success

Chemi Shalev f1196The campaign that forgot about Gaza

Anshel Pfeffer f560Have Israelis really forgotten so quickly? Judy Maltz f521

Gaza, still in ruins

Life in the ruins of post-war GazaKhaled Diab f469

The broken promise to rebuild GazaZvi Bar'el f2532

How Hamas holds onto powerAmira Hass f881


Still eyeless in GazaChemi Shalev f73