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Israeli airstrikes have killed more than 650 Palestinians and wounded nearly 4,000. All too often, it is the youngest residents of Gaza who are caught in the middle of this violence. Ben Wedeman reports on the crisis.
On the heels of the murder of three Israeli teens, tensions have escalated in the Middle East.
With Israeli retaliation feeling immenent, on Tuesday evening CNN's Ben Wedeman joined John Berman with a live report from the West Bank, in the process offering an update on the emotion in the region.
Despite Hamas denying involvement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintains that the Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization is responsible, and pledges to avenge the killings, saying "May God avenge their blood."
Watch the above video for Wedeman's full report detailing the latest and explaining the current state of Israel's potential plan for response.
Israel launches airstrikes targeting Hamas targets in Gaza after the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank. The teens, one with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship were kidnapped earlier this month from a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. CNN's John Berman speaks with Ben Wedeman about what's happening on the ground in the West Bank.
Street protests in Ukraine get heated. A U.N. envoy is threatened by gunmen in Crimea. Ukraine's prime minister invokes the Cold War in his demand for Russia to withdraw forces. Anderson takes a look at the last 24 hours in the Ukraine crisis.
Anderson got the latest on the situation in Crimea from Ben Wedeman, who is on the ground there.
Bullets flying in Crimea today. Russian forces opened fire, but the warning shots sailed over the heads of unarmed Ukrainian forces. Since the invasion there has been no open fighting and no loss of life. Anderson takes a look at the situation in Ukraine over the last 24 hours.
Anderson spoke with CNN's Ben Wedeman who is in Crimea along with former CNN Moscow correspondent Jill Dougherty in Kiev.
CNN's Ben Wedeman is in Crimea where he describes life there with the "men in green." They are the often-masked gunmen patrolling the streets in uniforms without insignias identifying themselves as Russians. While speaking with Anderson and Matthew Chance, Ben goes on to say that despite the invasion, life in Crimea "pretty much seems to be going on as normal."
Watch part 2 of their conversation:
International journalists Ben Wedeman, Shahira Amin and Christiane Amanpour talk to Anderson about the emotion in Egypt after Morsy's removal and what's next for the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Italian Supreme Court will decide, Wednesday, whether Amanda Knox will face retrial. Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were cleared after being convicted for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, Knox’s roommate in Perugia, Italy. CNN’s Ben Wedeman and the Daily Beast’s Barbie Latza Nadeau have the latest developments.
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