One year after Operation Protective Edge, Haaretz sends its top writers to examine what has changed since the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas, and to ask whether – or when – the next war will erupt.
It's been one year since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the costly military campaign that claimed the lives of 73 people on the Israeli side and over 2,200 Palestinians.
Since those 50 terrible days of fighting between Israel and Hamas, there have been negligible strategic gains. Sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip has resumed, as have retaliatory Israeli airstrikes. Billions of dollars in aid promised by the international community to rebuild Gaza remain just that – promises. Lessons have been ignored, victims largely forgotten.
On the anniversary of Operation Protective Edge, Haaretz takes an in-depth look at the past, present and future and asks: If we don't learn from our wars, are we doomed to repeat them?
Editor: Jillian Jones