Maha Nassar

Maha Nassar

Maha Nassar is an Associate Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona.

Smoke rises from the Israeli raids on October 8, 2023 in Gaza City, Gaza. After the attack launched by Hamas on Israel yesterday, which surprised them, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Palestinians to leave Gaza, and warned that the army would turn Hamas positions “into rubble.” (Photo by Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images)

Why the history of the densely populated Gaza strip is key to understanding the current conflict

By: - October 13, 2023

The focus on conflict in the Middle East has again returned to the Gaza Strip, with Israel’s defense minister ordering a “complete siege” of the Palestinian enclave. The military operation, which involves extensive bombing of residences, follows a surprise attack on Oct. 7, 2023, by Hamas militants who infiltrated Israel from Gaza and killed around […]