The 51 Day War
Ruin and Resistance in Gaza
Beginning July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes and a ground invasion of Gaza that lasted fifty-one days, leaving over 2,000 people dead, the vast majority of whom were civilians. During the assault, at least 10,000 homes were destroyed and, according to the United Nations, nearly 300,000 Palestinians were displaced.
Max Blumenthal was on the ground during what he argues was an entirely avoidable catastrophe. In this explosive work of reportage, Blumenthal reveals the harrowing conditions and cynical deceptions that led to the ruinous war. Here, for the first time, Blumenthal unearths and presents shocking evidence of atrocities he gathered in the rubble of Gaza.
The definitive account of the 2014 Israeli war on Gaza.
Asa Winstanley, Middle East Monitor
A gripping eyewitness narrative of the latest pointless war in Gaza.
Filled with very well-documented history, facts and statistics.
Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
To really understand what happened, read Max Blumenthal's The 51 Day War.
Explosive, pull-no-punches reporting that is certain to stir controversy.