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Monkey Cage: Gaza and the U.N.’s dilemmas of protection 30.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics

As a thunderstorm rolled across Manhattan, and the thunder of Israel’s bombardment resumed with new vigor, the U.N. Security Council met at midnight on Sunday to adopt a presidential statement on the situation in Gaza. The Security Council called for full respect of international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians. It also offered its “full support” to international efforts to secure an immediate cease-fire and urged Hamas and Israel to implement the council’s past resolutions on Gaza.

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The Fix: Obama’s latest political liability: The Israeli-Palestinian clash 30.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics

President Obama gets mediocre marks for handling of international conflicts flaring up this summer, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. But yet another overseas crisis has emerged as a headache: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter 30.7.2014 NPR News
One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.
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Carnage after Israeli airstrike hits UN school; truce offered 30.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a U.N. official said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of ...
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50 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,283 30.7.2014 CNN-IBN: World
At least 50 Palestinians were killed today, including 20 at a UN school, in relentless Israeli bombardment in Gaza, a day after one of the bloodiest days in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, taking the death toll to 1,283. Israeli military shelled the UN school based in Gaza's Jebaliya refugee camp early on Wednesday.
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Carnage after Israeli airstrike hits UN school 30.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a U.N. official said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of ...
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Palestinians in West Bank watch, worry and check their phones as Gaza conflict rages 30.7.2014 Washington Post: World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The cellphone bill will be astronomical this month, but Sami Shaath remains glued to his device. Every two hours, or sooner if he sees a breaking-news alert on television, he calls his brothers and sisters in Gaza to see if they are alive.

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Cruz, Bardem and Almodóvar denounce Israel over Gaza 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
In an open letter, some of Spain's biggest film personalities call on EU to condemn Israel's military actions against Gaza A group of Spain's biggest film personalities, including Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar and Javier Bardem, have written an open letter in a Spanish newspaper denouncing Israel's bombing of Gaza. The letter calls for the EU to "condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip... Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians' homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does ...
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Israel presses attack; 16 killed at UN school - Washington Post 30.7.2014 Top Stories - Google News
Israel presses attack; 16 killed at UN school Washington Post GAZA CITY — Israel pressed ahead with its escalated campaign against the Gaza Strip Wednesday, slamming shells into a crowded U.N. school being used as a shelter for refugees in the conflict, killing at least 16 people and wounding dozens of ...
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32 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,262 30.7.2014 CNN-IBN: World
At least 32 more people were killed early on Wednesday in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the three-week conflict.
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Death toll hits over 1,200 in Gaza 30.7.2014 Hindu: Home
At least 32 more people were killed early on Wednesday in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the three-week conflict as deadly figh...
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AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge 30.7.2014 AP Top News
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed....
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Gaza: another UN school hit in further night of fierce bombardment 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Officials say more than 40 people died in Gaza as Israel continued heaviest bombing of 23-day campaign

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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed 30.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.
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WorldViews: Is it true that American support for Israel is waning? 30.7.2014 Washington Post: World

The enduring friendship between the American public and Israel is legendary, and something that often bewilders and infuriates critics of Israel's policy in the Middle East. With this most recent Gaza conflict, however, and the remarkable scale of destruction (and, thanks to new technology, the wide reach for images of that destruction), some are beginning to wonder if this could be about to change.

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The U.S. push for a Gaza cease-fire should empower moderate Palestinians 30.7.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
AS EFFORTS to forge even a temporary truce in Gaza founder, the Obama administration is indignantly protesting that its diplomacy has been unfairly maligned by critics, especially in Israel. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, officials say, has merely been trying to stop the bloodshed on the basis of previous cease-fire agreements, including an Egyptian plan that Israel accepted just two weeks ...
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Letter: Cartoon unethical? How about Congress? 30.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
In Sunday’s opinion section, Ilana Schwartzman takes Pat Bagley and the Tribune to task over a political cartoon he presented about the situation in Gaza (“What’s in a cartoon? Tribune should know better,” July 26). Her main point is that since the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is complicated and multifaceted, Bagley’s cartoon misrepresented the facts which rendered the cartoon as unethical. If someone as astute as Pat Bagley can’t get his head around this conflict, consider our poo...
Peace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens 30.7.2014 AP National
It's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the conflict, and she is filled with concern for the Palestinians too....
Gaza's only power plant destroyed in Israel's most intense air strike yet 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
At least 100 Palestinians killed as TV and radio outlets, mosque and refugee camp all targeted as calls for ceasefire dismissed Continue reading...
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Gaza crisis: 'Huge surge' in displaced people after night of intensified violence live 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • UN reports more than 200,000 packed into 85 Gaza shelters
  • Palestinian officials say more than 100 killed Tuesday
  • Israeli military says it hit more than 70 terror sites
  • Gaza power plant offline after strike on fuel tank
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