Law in the Middle East conflict - open thread...

Has Israel used disproportionate force in attacking Lebanon? Should Hezbollah leaders be liable for war crimes for rocket attacks on Israeli civilians? Are Israeli operations against Gaza illegal instances of collective punishment? How far does Israel's right to self defense go?

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