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July 30th, 2014
11:30 PM ET

Gaza: Deadly attack on U.N. school

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.

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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Israel • Karl Penhaul • United Nations
July 30th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Anderson Cooper's full interview with Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer

Authorities in Gaza say more than 1,300 people have been killed there since the war began. The United Nations estimates 70-80% of the dead were civilians. 56 Israelis have been killed, all but three were troops. That disparity drives a perception in parts of the world, that the war is, if not wrong outright, then at least it is being wrongly fought. In Israel, there is overwhelming public support, with approval between 80-90%. Ron Dermer is Israel's Ambassador to the United States.

Watch Part 2 of this interview:

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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 28th, 2014
10:59 PM ET

What do both sides hope to achieve through the Gaza crisis?

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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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 22nd, 2014
11:28 PM ET

Children in Gaza have no way to escape violence

This report contains images of violence that may be difficult for some viewers

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.

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July 11th, 2014
03:05 PM ET

How does Israel's Iron Dome missile system work?

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.

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Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • George Mitchell • Israel • Tom Foreman
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
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