International humanitarian law forbids neither resistance nor self-defence. But it does set strict limitations on any party that engages in armed conflict. Both Hamas’s and Israel’s defiance of jus in bello is an assault on universal values.
Writes for various newspapers in Italy and abroad, collaborates with the Holocaust Museum for the Weiss-Schmitz family archive in New York. She has an MA in International Law from SOAS in London, and has worked with the Red Cross in refugee camps and reception centers in the Restoring Family Links program, with a special focus on support for unaccompanied women and children.