When conflict erupted between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in July 2014, CIVIC expressed concern about the conduct of all parties to the conflict. CIVIC developed specific, pragmatic recommendations for the US Department of State about steps the US could take to increase civilian protection. The Huffington Post published CIVIC’s “No Safe Place in Gaza,” including recommendations for changes in how the Israel Defense Forces, Hamas, and other armed groups operated in Gaza.

In 2015, CIVIC included the perspectives of Gazans living through conflict in the report People’s Perspectives: Civilian Involvement in Armed Conflict, which incorporated observations by civilians in Bosnia, Libya, and Somalia about living in conflict zones.

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