"Hannibal in Rafah"

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On Monday, September 21, the Israeli architect and theorist Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths, University of London), gave a lecture entitled "Hannibal in Rafah: A Forensic Reconstruction of One Day in the 2014 Gaza War." Weizman described the innovative techniques that he and a team of researchers used to assist Amnesty International in its recent investigation of the Israeli military's mass bombardment of the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Through a detailed analysis of thousands of videos and photographs taken by Rafah residents as well as satellite imagery -- including time codes, the angle of shadows, the shape of plumes of smoke, and other spatio-temporal clues -- Weizman and his colleagues were able to reconstruct a detailed chronology of the bombing of Rafah.

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