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When does bombing become disproportionate? Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

What is the rule of proportionality, and is it being observed in the Israeli siege of Gaza?

Robert Goldman, American University

An expert on the laws of war argues that the burden is now on Israel to show that the heavy death toll in Gaza is proportionate to the military advantage gained.

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