Disinformation Can Wreak Destruction: Why We Need Stronger Regulation of Online Platforms in the Wake of the Israel-Gaza War

Since the start of the Israel-Gaza conflict in early October, social media platforms have been inundated with misleading and intentionally falsified content surrounding Hamas’s attacks on Israeli civilians and Israel’s military response. Reports suggest that Hamas is leveraging the lax content moderation on sites like X and Telegram to promote violent content, gain support from…

Israel & Gaza: Attacks on Civilians Must Stop

THE HAGUE, 11 October 2023 – As the number of fatalities continues to climb in Israel and Gaza, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) urges all parties to the conflict to respect international humanitarian law (IHL) and end all attacks and violence targeting civilians.  The last few days in Israel and Gaza have been marked…

Israel & Gaza: CIVIC Calls for Immediate Stop to Attacks against Civilians

The Hague, 9 October 2023 – Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) calls for an immediate de-escalation of the conflict between Israel and Palestinian armed groups and urges all parties to cease their attacks against civilians. Parties to the conflict must uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law, including taking all…

No Safe Place in Gaza

Article by Nicolette Boehland, Harvard Law Fellow at CIVIC. Last September, I went to Gaza to talk to civilians about their experiences during conflict. When I arrived at my hotel, the manager told me with pride that I was lucky to be staying in one of the most secure locations in the Gaza Strip. He…