Tag: humanitarian services
Is Israel Bound by International Law to Supply Utilities,
Goods, and Services to Gaza?
February 28, 2008 | Abraham Bell
International law does not require Israel to supply Gaza with fuel or electricity, or, indeed, with any other materials, goods, or services. Dependence on foreign supply does not create a legal duty to continue the supply. Absent specific treaty requirements, countries may cut off oil sales to other countries at any time.
Bosnian Jewry: A Small Community Meets a Unique Challenge During the 1990s War
September 16, 2007 | Ivan Ceresnjes
During wars, Jewish communities often become scapegoats and victims of the combatants. In the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the early 1990s, the opposite happened. The Jewish community in the country’s capital Sarajevo extended humanitarian services indiscriminately to people of all religions and was respected by the three warring parties, Muslims, Orthodox Serbs, and Roman Catholic Croats. At present, six Jewish communities remain in Bosnia-Herzegovina with a total of a thousand members.