Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is waiting for the arrival of two American relief workers who are infected with Ebola. A custom-equipped plane will fly them back to the U.S., one at a time. Emory has an elaborate plan in place to treat them. Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses what the trip to the U.S. means for the patients chances for survival.
There is no end in sight to the crisis in Gaza. Citizens there have nowhere to go. With fighting raging they can’t bury their dead. There is often no time to tend to their wounded. It’s a humanitarian crisis that is escalating along with the violence.
Chris Gunness is the spokesman for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency. He told Anderson they have nothing but international law and humanitarian principles to protect us.
A search operation is underway to find 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin. Israeli Defense Forces say he was captured by Hamas in an attack that killed two of his fellow soldiers. It happened about 90 minutes after the cease-fire went into effect. This latest abduction recalls the ordeal of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was captured by Hamas eight years ago and held captive for more than five years. Gershon Baskin helped negotiate his release. He told Anderson it will be "very miraculous" if Goldin comes back alive.
Israel has said one of the top goals of its Gaza operation is the destruction of Hamas' underground tunnels. Randi Kaye looks at how Hamas claims to use them, and why Israel is so intent on destroying them.
For the first time in history there will be ebola patients on U.S. soil. Two American aid workers infected with the deadly virus will be brought home from Liberia on a medical charter flight. They are among more than 1,300 people who have contracted the disease in West Africa. So far, at least 729 people have died. Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the plans for treating the two gravely ill Americans when they arrive.
For the first time in days, investigators were able to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. OSCE spokesman Michael Bociurkiw describes crossing the front lines of the raging conflict in Eastern Ukraine. He also shares photos and explains why the investigation now needs to kick into high gear.
Expectations and emotions are high after the news of a 72-hour ceasefire deal in Gaza. Maen Areikat is the Chief of the PLO delegation in Washington. He tells Anderson that Palestinians will only agree to demilitarization when Israel ends its occupation of Gaza.
Daniel Ayalon is a former Israeli Ambassador to the United States. He denies that his country is occupying Gaza and explains to Anderson that Israel now needs to see Hamas stop its attacks.
Artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza that was sheltering thousands of Palestinians. An initial review by the Israeli military found that its forces were responding to nearby mortar fire. The United Nations and the White House condemned the attack. Karl Penhaul got an up close look at the immediate aftermath.
Anderson discussed the deadly attack with Pierre Krahenbuhl, who is the Director of Operations for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency.
Two Americans who were fighting on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak are now fighting for their lives. Missionary Nancy Writebol is one of those infected. Her friend and pastor John Munro says that she is holding her own in her life-and-death battle.
Investigators in Ukraine tried and failed again today to reach the scene of the Flight 17 crash. Though they haven't set foot on the site, analysts are gleaning information by looking at the location of the wreckage and photos of the debris. The Wall Street Journal catalogued and mapped the crash site. Anderson and CNN safety analyst David Soucie looked at what the debris field tells us.
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