Is Israel Still an Occupying Power in Gaza?

  title={Is Israel Still an Occupying Power in Gaza?},
  author={Hanne Cuyckens},
  journal={Netherlands International Law Review},
  • Hanne Cuyckens
  • Published 3 November 2016
  • Political Science
  • Netherlands International Law Review
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