Gaza War

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During Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza and its 1.8 million inhabitants, Palestinian poet Khaled Juma penned a moving poem titled
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I am still hopeful that one day my family can be made whole again and I can see my parents and siblings without having to be humiliated or risking being stuck in Gaza away from my work and my home here in the U.S.
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A fight is brewing as Democrats prepare to debate U.S. policy on Israel at their national convention in July. Bernie Sanders' appointees to the platform committee Cornel West and James Zogby plan to challenge the party establishment's uncritical support for Israel.
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Flattening Beirut has been done before. Flattening Gaza has been done before. And both may be done again if Israel's license to kill with impunity is left unchecked.
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My situation is not unique. People coming from the Gulf and Europe to visit their families in Gaza lose their jobs, scholarships, or miss their classes -- all for wanting to see a sick parent or meet a new family member.
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"We play all the roles -- teachers, mental health counselors -- all of it."
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Last year's war displaced half a million people and left parts of Gaza in ruins.
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JABALYA Refugee Camp, Northern Gaza -- Children that are left behind are usually taken on by extended family members, but the scars prove hard to heal. The trauma of losing a limb, or a loved one, is likely to endure long after the smell of explosives and decomposing bodies begins to fade.
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One year into the cease-fire agreement that ended last summer's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and Hamas appear to be advancing toward a series of understandings -- an agreement, even -- that would practically end the siege on the Gaza Strip and bring long-term quiet to the area. The agreement talks are being mediated by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who three months ago stepped down as the longtime envoy of the international Quartet.
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How can the international community allow Israel to continue to invade Gaza, over and over again, and inflict such massive pain and devastation on the Palestinians with total impunity? Is there any moral basis left to Israel's prosecution of this uneven "war" and to the international community's inaction?
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Three years ago, the United Nations issued a report predicting that the Gaza Strip would be uninhabitable by 2020. Thanks to Israel's recent attack, this warning appears to have arrived sooner than expected.
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July 8 marked the somber first anniversary of the start of the 2014 summer war in Gaza, when Israel and Palestinian militants
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Of the 1.8 million people living in Gaza - a population growing by 50,000 a year - nearly two-thirds are dependent on aid
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The war started July 8, 2014, after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, as well as the
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military has concluded its probe into one of the most harrowing incidents from the 2014 summer
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The report, which covers at least 23 situations, noted the five deadliest conflicts for children. It said 710 children were
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Eight months after the war, most of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh district has yet to be rebuilt. But festival organizers bulldozed
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“How we get there obviously is a source of extraordinary challenge, and we shared ideas in terms of how that can be accomplished
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As a result, the PA is more likely to focus on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. “Every single