Quality data recording in Gaza, potentially evidencing genocide, frustrated by Israeli strikes – contravening International Court of Justice orders

The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to ensure the preservation of evidence relating to allegations of genocide in Gaza, a directive Israel appears to be violating through attacks on hospitals that disrupt casualty recording systems.

Explosive Violence in January 2024

In January 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 5,612 deaths and injuries from 757 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 85% (4,783) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

More than half of Gaza’s buildings damaged or destroyed, BBC analysis reports

Over half of Gaza’s buildings have been damaged or destroyed following Israeli retaliation for Hamas attacks, leading to widespread displacement and destruction of residential areas, farmlands, and historic sites.

Comparative analysis of hospital attacks in Gaza and Ukraine: 2022-2023

This article analyzes attacks on hospitals in Gaza and Ukraine from 2022 to 2023, highlighting the higher casualty rates in Gaza and the overall frequent targeting of medical facilities, which constitutes a grave violation of international humanitarian norms.

Explosive Violence: Projections for 2024

In the midst of unprecedented civilian harm from explosive weapons, AOAV sets out its predictions for 2024, for the Forum on Arms Trade.

122% rise in global civilian fatalities from explosive weapons in 2023: a year of harm reviewed

The latest global explosive violence monitor report from AOAV reveals a disturbing surge in civilian fatalities and incidents of explosive weapon use globally in 2023, with a 122% rise in global civilian fatalities compared to the previous year.

An analysis of the 7th of October 2023 casualties in Israel

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the Hamas attack in Israel on October 7, 2023, examining the strategic impact, demographic patterns of casualties, and broader implications for the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Suffer the children: the child casualties of Operation Swords of Iron

AOAV finds that Operation Swords of Iron has caused the highest number of child casualties from air strikes out of all four operations, though the rate of harm to children per air strike is lower than Operation Wall Guardian

Navigating the storm of news: how the ‘Angel of History’ can help us remember our humanity when faced with global conflict

The article discusses the overwhelming impact of news about global violence and conflicts, emphasizing the importance of empathy and a balanced perspective in the face of tragedies like those in Gaza, Ukraine, and Israel, and drawing inspiration from Paul Klee’s “Angelus Novus” as a metaphor for understanding history and humanity amidst chaos.

UK government suppresses MP inquiries about Cyprus base’s role in Gaza conflict

The UK government is censoring all parliamentary questions regarding RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, suspected of aiding Israel’s military actions in Gaza.

Gaza healthcare crisis: urgent action required to address alleged unlawful Israeli attacks

Human Rights Watch’s findings reveal repeated and potentially unlawful Israeli attacks on Gaza’s healthcare infrastructure, leading to a dire healthcare crisis, warranting immediate international attention and action.

Stock prices of major defence companies surge in wake of October 7th attacks in Israel

The October 7th attacks in Israel led to a substantial increase in stock prices of major defence contractors like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, highlighting the complex relationship between global conflict and the arms industry.