Will the Ceasefire in Gaza Hold?
Op-Heads: a virtual chat on the issues that matter
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Click on the video above to watch Bob Zelnick, a professor of journalism in the College of Communication, and Susan Akram, a professor in the School of Law, discuss the ongoing Gaza Strip conflict. Click here to watch the short version. Click here to watch the full version. Download a transcript of the short version here.
More than 1,300 people were killed in the Gaza Strip when Israel launched a military campaign against the Palestinian political group Hamas on December 27, 2008. The attacks, which Israel claims were in retaliation for rocket fire launched toward Israel by Hamas, followed the expiration of a six-month truce between the two.
On January 18, Israel announced a ceasefire with Hamas, and troops were withdrawn three days later. But matters are far from resolved. Will the ceasefire hold? BU Today asked Bob Zelnick, a professor of journalism and national security affairs at the College of Communication, and Susan Akram, a School of Law professor specializing in refugee and international human rights law, to discuss the ongoing conflict.
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