Steinberg, Gerald M., Anne Herzberg, and Joshua Bacon. “NGOs and the Political-Legal Theater in Operation Protective Edge.” Strategic Assessment 19.1 (2016): 73-86.
In recent years, the IDF and other Israeli government frameworks have recognized that the political theater of asymmetric conflicts has implications for military hard power responses to attacks and threats. NGO reports, accusations, and analyses couched in the language of international law and human rights are of central importance in this context. As noted, in Europe and elsewhere, NGO activities have led to some instances of limitations on military exports, lawfare cases targeting IDF officers and political leaders, and numerous boycott initiatives.