Top Resources on Gaza

Abjan van Meerten
4 min readApr 16, 2024


Will be updated as needed

Note to reader: this post obviously contains too much information to digest in one go; rather, I suggest selecting a topic that you want to know more about and digging into those resources.

1. Propaganda-Busting

Christopher Iacovetti, “9 Myths on Israel/Palestine” (and references at the end)

The Guardian, “Which is worse, Israel’s lies about Gaza or its western backers who repeat those lies?”, by Mehdi Hasan (and the links therein)

Zeteo, “Debunked! Top Seven Lies About Gaza

Zeteo, “‘The Deliberate Dehumanization of the Palestinians’: Mehdi Hasan Calls out Media Bias on Gaza

Ilan Pappe, Ten Myths About Israel (Verso Books 2017).

2. Settler colonialism (then and now)

The Guardian, “‘A new abyss’: Gaza and the hundred years’ war on Palestine”, by Rashid Khalidi

Rashid Khalidi, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917–2017 (Metropolitan Books 2021 [repr.)

Human Rights Watch, “West Bank: Israel Responsible for Rising Settler Violence: Entire Palestinian Communities Displaced Months After Attacks

The Guardian, “Revealed: Israel has sped up settlement-building in East Jerusalem since Gaza war began

See also this thread on Twitter by Zachary Forster on the connection between Zionism and ethnic supremacy.

3. Occupation

Atlantic Council, “Israel claims it is no longer occupying the Gaza Strip. What does international law say?” (and the numerous references in the third paragraph)

4. Apartheid

Amnesty, “Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity

Human Rights Watch, “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution

5. Genocide

Genocide in Gaza: Analysis of International Law and its Application to Israel’s Military Actions since October 7, 2023,” University Network for Human Rights, International Human Rights Clinic (Boston University School of Law), International Human Rights Clinic (Cornell Law School), Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria), and Lowenstein Human Rights Project (Yale Law School).

Francesca Albanese, “Anatomy of a Genocide” (shorter and more up-to-date)

South-Africa, “Application instituting proceedings and request for the indication of provisional measures” (more extensive but less up-to-date)

Citations Needed, “News Brief: The ICJ Ruling and the Essentialness of Squishy Western Liberal Support for Genocide” (Spotify, Apple Podcasts), by Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson (on the reception of the ICJ ruling)

The Guardian, “Civilian deaths in Gaza rival those of Darfur — which the US called a ‘genocide’”, by Alan J. Superman

Amos Goldberg, “Yes, it is genocide” (transl. Sol Salbe)

6. Starvation

Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), “GAZA STRIP: Famine is imminent as 1.1 million people, half of Gaza, experience catastrophic food insecurity

7. War crimes

Statement of ICC Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan KC: “Applications for arrest warrants in the situation in the State of Palestine

Panel of Experts in International Law, Convened by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, “Report of the Panel of Experts in International Law

Human Rights Watch, “Israeli Forces’ Conduct in Gaza: Human Rights Watch and Oxfam Submission to Biden Administration’s NSM-20 Process

Human Rights Watch, “Gaza: Israelis Attacking Known Aid Worker Locations: End Unlawful Attacks, Ensure Accountability

Amnesty, “Damning evidence of war crimes as Israeli attacks wipe out entire families in Gaza

Amnesty, “Israel/OPT: fresh evidence of probable war crimes in Israeli attacks on Rafah

CNN, “Dying for a bag of flour: Videos and eyewitness accounts cast doubt on Israel’s timeline of deadly Gaza aid delivery

CNN, “Strapped down, blindfolded, held in diapers: Israeli whistleblowers detail abuse of Palestinians in shadowy detention center

The Guardian, “‘Not a normal war’: doctors say children have been targeted by Israeli snipers in Gaza

The Washington Post, “Palestinian paramedics said Israel gave them safe passage to save a 6-year-old girl in Gaza. They were all killed

8. AI

972mag, “‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza

The Guardian, “IDF colonel discusses ‘data science magic powder’ for locating terrorists

9. ‘Human shields’

Citations Needed, ep. 197, “The ‘Human Shields’ Canard as Catch-All Colonial Absolution” (Spotify, Apple Podcasts), by Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson, with guests Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini

Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini, Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire (University of California Press 2020)

(On the IDF’s use of human shields, see this Amnesty report, this Amnesty article, this HRW report, and this B’Tselem article)


Final report for the United Nations secretary-general, “Independent Review of Mechanisms and Procedures to Ensure Adherence by UNRWA to the Humanitarian Principle of Neutrality

Zeteo, “Mehdi Hasan Debunks 7 Israeli Myths About UNRWA

11. Complicity of Israeli Universities

Jacobin, “Israel’s Universities Are a Key Part of Its Apartheid Regime,” by Maya Wind (for Dutch readers, see also here).

Maya Wind, Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom (Verso Books 2024).

Resources will be added for more recent topics, such as the student protests and the new antisemitism bill in the US


An incomplete list of social media accounts to follow, in semi-random order:

People: Mehdi Hassan (Zeteo), Owen Jones, Francesca Albanese, Motaz Azaiza, Nicola Perugini, Jeremy Corbyn, Ilhan Omar, Cornel West, Jill Stein; relatedly, AIPAC Tracker

Organisations: Jewish Voice for Peace, Red Cross, Save the Children, UNRWA, Amnesty, Oxfam Novib, Human Rights Watch, Middle East Eye, Middle East Monitor, Al Jazeera

Dutch organisation: The Rights Forum, Plant een Olijfboom



Abjan van Meerten

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