The “Iron Swords” war broke out in the early morning hours of October 7—fifty years and one day from the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The number of Jews killed was the most on one day since the Holocaust and Israelis have witnessed atrocities that they never thought would be repeated. MediaCentral was the first to help foreign journalists in the country get updated on what exactly was going on with a Zoom conference just hours after the war erupted. We have continued to follow the resulting military operations and have assisted the more than one thousand reporters who have been sent to the region to cover the events.
Oct. 23: Prof. Avi Bell
Does Israel have a duty to supply goods of any kind to the Gaza Strip during the war? Does Israel have a duty to facilitate the entry of goods supplied by third parties of any kind, or of humanitarian items in particular, and if yes, what kinds of goods, subject to what conditions? Do the answers to the first two questions change if Israel has imposed a siege on the Gaza Strip, and is there currently a siege?
Avi Bell, a Professor of Law at Bar Ilan University and University of San Diego, Senior Fellow at Kohelet Policy Forum, and expert commentator-advisor on international law, terrorism and the Arab-Israeli conflict answered these questions.