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July 31st, 2014
11:53 PM ET

Why Israel is so intent on destroying Hamas' tunnels

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.

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Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Hamas • Israel
July 31st, 2014
11:36 PM ET

Palestinians and Israelis respond to news of the ceasefire 

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.

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July 30th, 2014
01:20 AM ET

Is Hamas to blame for the deaths of three Israeli teens?

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.


Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Hamas • Randi Kaye
July 29th, 2014
10:52 PM ET

Gaza crisis: The war of public opinion

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.

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July 24th, 2014
09:55 PM ET

U.N. school used as a shelter comes under fire

This report contains images of violence that may be disturbing to some viewers

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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July 7th, 2014
10:49 PM ET

Beaten Palestinian-American teen's aunt: If he wasn't a U.S. citizen, he would have died in jail

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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July 1st, 2014
11:10 PM ET

Will Israel retaliate for the murder of three teens?

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.

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Filed under: Ben Wedeman • Hamas • Israel • Palestine
June 30th, 2014
11:11 PM ET

Israel launches airstrikes against Hamas after missing teens found dead

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.


Filed under: Ben Wedeman • Hamas • Israel
Vote for the story that defined 2012
December 5th, 2012
12:16 AM ET

Vote for the story that defined 2012

The past year brought historic changes, democratic milestones, devastating tragedies, and acts of heroism that will never be forgotten.

In 2012 Anderson traveled across the country and around the world seeking the truth. He met people who were struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds: Syrian refugees, gunshot victims in Colorado, New Yorkers who lost everything they had, widows facing a harsh new reality.

There were crimes that divided communities and launched important conversations about discrimination and ethics. In some cases, justice was served. Convicted of child sex abuse, Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Colorado Shooting • Egypt • Hamas • Hurricane Sandy • Israel • Jerry Sandusky • Libya • Palestine • Syria • Trayvon Martin • Whitney Houston
November 21st, 2012
11:24 PM ET

Possible change in Gaza after cease-fire

Ben Wedeman and Arwa Damon describe the celebrations and relief in Gaza after Hamas and Israel agreed on a cease-fire.

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