The Institute for Palestine Studies is presenting a retrospective on Operation Protective Edge. By the war's end – after 51 days – over 2,200 Palestinians and 69 Israelis had been killed, of the former a majority were civilians (over 500 children) and of the latter all but five were soldiers. While Israel’s Iron Dome system shielded Israelis from whatever harm Hamas’ crude rockets posed, the Gaza Strip was devastated by the IDF’s missile and artillery barrages. Over 15,000 Palestinian homes were damaged if not leveled.
This collection provides an in-depth overview of the war, its conduct and consequences; along with an analysis of American public opinion and media reporting of the conflict.