The article mobilizes the concept of urbicide to read the May 2021 Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip. It argues that the case of Gaza, presents a neo-colonial articulation of urbicide as a temporally unbounded strategy of disabling through repeated spatial maiming. Spatial ruination by waged war is not the main and sufficient means of this articulation of urbicide; rather, siege and denied rehabilitation are its pivotal components.
Chiodelli F. (2021). Urbicide, neo-colonial subjugation and the Gaza Strip. Political Geography [online first] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102534