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GGSJ Junior (PhD) Researcher and Prominent Journalist, Mohamed Omer, has published a new book.

Shellshocked-cover-The book, which was launched in Gaza City in August 2015 is entitled Shell-Shocked: On The Ground Under Israel’s Gaza Assault and is an exhaustive account of Israel’s so-called Operation Protective Edge, launched in early July 2014. As Omer explains:

“this was the third major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in six years. It was also the most deadly. By the conclusion of hostilities some seven weeks later, 2,200 of Gaza’s population had been killed, and more than 10,000 injured.”

Already the book has received acclaim from a host of prominent academics and journalists, including Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, John Pilger and Jon Snow.

More information about the book is available on the publisher’s website.

Omer also published an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, which was published on 24 August 2015.MOmerbooklaunch


cda_displayimageGGSJ researcher Jeff Handmaker has published a chapter in a book edited by Marielle Matthee, Brigit Toebes and Marcel Brus.

The chapter is entitled “In Search of a Human Face in the Middle East: Addressing Israeli Impunity for War Crimes“, forming part of a collection entitled Armed Conflict and International Law: In Search of the Human Face, published by T.M.C Asser Press and distributed by Springer. The book is a Liber Amicorum to honour the late Avril McDonald.


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