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Israel: A tragedy that has been a long time coming

Two Prospect cover stories on the fatal complexity of the Middle East peace process

By Prospect Team  

Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City during the conflict earlier this year. © Khalil Hamra/AP/Press Association Images

Since Israel launched “Operation Protective Edge,” a military assault in response to Hamas rocket attacks on the Jewish state, on July 7, the Gaza strip has descended into total chaos. The death toll is mounting, with Reuters reporting over 1,300 Palestinian deaths and 59 Israeli. Horrific images and descriptions have emerged of the aftermath of attacks; schools and…

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