The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens just weeks ago, helped escalate already simmering tensions between Israel and Palestinian militants. While speaking to Anderson Cooper last night, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev blamed Hamas for their deaths. On the same program, Mouin Rabbani, a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies cast doubt on that claim and pointed out that Israel has provided no evidence that these killings were the work of Hamas. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the murders and the fallout.
Israeli air strikes last tight targeted Al-Aqsa TV and Radio stations in Gaza. Both have played key roles in getting Hamas' message out to the public. Anderson Cooper takes a closer look at that message.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning his nation to prepare for a long campaign in Gaza. There is also no sign that Hamas is willing to give up its weapons or even end its campaign of rocket fire across the border. AC360 looks at what both sides are hoping to achieve through this deadly fighting. Anderson got the Israeli view from Mark Regev, top spokesman for Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Anderson discussed the Palestinian perspective with with Mouin Rabbani, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestinian Studies.
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At least 16 people are dead and 200 others are wounded after shells rained down on a U.N. school in Gaza. Families with young children were using the building as a shelter from the fighting. Israel says it is investigating the shelling and suggests it may have been a rocket fired by Hamas that hit the school. What is certain is today, young children and babies once again paid the price of war. ITN reporter Dan Rivers reports from Gaza.
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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.
The Israeli military reports more than 570 rockets have been fired from Gaza this week. Many of them have been knocked out of the sky by Iron Dome, the defense system that intercepts missiles in a matter of seconds. Tom Foreman takes a closer look at how the Iron Dome works.
In a web exclusive, Anderson discussed the possibility of a ground invasion of Gaza with George Mitchell, who is a former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.
Tariq Khdeir is a Palestinian-American teen whose beating at the hands of Israeli police is adding fuel to the latest violence. Senior White House officials say they were shocked by the tape of the Tampa, Florida high school student's beating. Israeli authorities accuse Khdeir of attacking security officers and he is now under house arrest. His aunt, Suhad Abu Khadeir, and family attorney Hassan Shibly spoke with Wolf.
Fareed Zakaria discusses the dynamics driving this latest violence between Israelis and the Palestinians.
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