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Legitimacy of Israel-Hamas war: an analytical overview

Singh, Kapender

Associate Professor & Head, Department of Defence Studies, 

CRM Jat College Hisar


It has been more than two months since the Israel-Hamas war broke out. From the very beginning, the war victims were facing a terrible situation. Ultimately with the mediation of US and Egypt, both parties agreed for a ceasefire of four-day effective from November 25, 2023 to release the people taken captive during the war. According to this ceasefire, Hamas will release 50 Israeli hostages and in return Israel will respond with a release of 150 Palestinians. Israel will respond only if the initiative is taken by Hamas. After seven days, the heavy strikes have again resumed by Israel. But here the question arises, who has been actually benefited by this unwanted war which suddenly exploded? The most sufferers from both sides are the civilians only who have to face hatred from their opponents. The conflict between them is not new; both sides have been utmost disliking for each other since ancient times, resulting in such types of attacks. Even in recent years also, chronological attacks were recorded on Jerusalem from both sides. In these attacks, the world witnessed total contravention of the human being rights of the civilians and even war related international norms were also intentionally ignored. But now, it seems that the present conflict has divided the entire world into two parts. The situation seems to be going out of control day by day as per the commitment of both sides. If this situation continues and couldn’t be handled timely then there might be a possibility of large-scale war and even one couldn’t rule out the feasibility of third world war. Now, it shall remain the matter of time being to see how long this conflict lasts. The present paper is an effort to analytically overview the root cause of the conflict and a mere attempt to evaluate the contemporary situation of the region with a possible positive comment on the resolution side of the dispute in the larger interest of mankind.


Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Hamas, terrorism, Gaza Strip, Principles of War


Impact Statement

In this paper titled Legitimacy of Israel-Hamas war: an analytical overview ‘it has been shown about the war and humanity of Isreal and Palestine. At present the war between both countries going on and due this, the lives of the peoples living there have become disturbed. The common people are getting crushed between the two countries and children are being affected the most and human rights are also been violated. This war is affecting all the countries of the world economically and politically in both forms. This paper contained complete introduction of the conflict between the countries.

About Author

Dr. Kapender Singh is an Associate Professor of Defence Studies in CRM Jat College Hisar Haryana. He has 25 years of teaching experience and more than 30 papers have been published in various books and magazines. She has participated in more than 40 conferences and seminars.



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