About the Book
For the Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip of Gaza, the December 2008 Israeli invasion was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions. In the 22-day long action, 1400 Gazans were killed, several hundred on the first day alone. More than 6000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged. And yet,while nothing should diminish recognition of Palestinian suffering through these frightful days, it is possible something redemptive will emerge from tragedy of Gaza. For, as Norman Finkelstein details, in a concise work that melds cold anger with cool analysis, the profound injustice of the Israeli assault has been widely recognised by organisations impossible to brand as partial or extremist.
About the Author
Norman Gary Finkelstein is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. He is a graduate of Binghamton University and received his PhD in political science at Princeton University.