Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 2(9), pp. 205 –210, October, 2014.
THE CURRENT WAR ON GAZA: A CHALLENGE TO THE PRINCIPLE OF ‘THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT’
Department of Civics and Ethical Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 19 October 2014
Israel-Palestine conflict on Gaza has erupted early July to avert the
rockets fired to southern Israel. The conflict has been exacerbated by
the killing of three Israeli teenagers. The conflict intensified and
caused the loss of the life of many civilians and destruction of huge
materials. Both parties failed to protect civilians. In such
circumstances, the principle of “The Responsibility to Protect” requires
the international community to step in and safeguard civilians. However,
the international community has not taken significant measure to halt
the ongoing war on Gaza. And, still the war continues despite the
fragile ceasefire agreements. This article argues that for normalization
of the two countries’ relations and, thus, protection of civilians from
suffer international community needs to take a timely military
intervention. If UN had deployed military on the area, the current
causalities would not have been happened. Thus, the inaction of
international community depicts the absence of genuine application of
the principle of R2P, which is merely theoretical.
Cite This Article As: Bayeh E (2014). The Current War on Gaza: A Challenge to the Principle of ‘The Responsibility to Protect’. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 2(9): 205-210.