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Palestinians call report of thwarted Hamas plot ‘doubtful’

by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

August 19, 2014 | 4:43 pm

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, meets with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha on July 21. Photo by Thaer Ghanaim/Palestinian President Office (PPO)/Handout via Reuters

This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

Palestinian officials reacting to Israeli media reports of a thwarted Hamas plot to ignite a third Intifada (Palestinian uprising) as... read full article

  • Palestinians view Meshaal’s role during war as ‘positive’

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    August 18, 2014 | 9:37 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Despite talk of popular pique at Khaled Meshaal because of his accumulated wealth and impetuous goading of Israel from the safe distance of 1,200 miles while the Gaza Strip suffered carnage and devastation, the Hamas...

  • The tunnel trap

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    August 7, 2014 | 10:47 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israelis say this would have been just one of many similar headlines announcing mass killings and untold loss of civilian life had “Operation Protective Edge” not been launched. “Protective Edge” is the army’s designation for...

  • Abbas’ political power in Gaza seen as war casualty

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    August 6, 2014 | 3:01 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Prior to the outbreak of the 29-day war between Israel and Hamas and despite the failure of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace initiative, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly was a happy camper having...

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  • Israeli soldiers recuperate at Sheba Hospital

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    July 29, 2014 | 11:41 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    First Sergeant Mordechai, a 22-year-old combat engineer, was supposed to be released from the army this month. He had already started his last furlough as a soldier and was planning a long trip to South America to celebrate his...

  • The casualty war

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    July 29, 2014 | 11:26 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas extends far beyond the urban warfare playing out in the cities and towns of the Gaza Strip; the Israeli cities targeted by waves of Palestinian rockets; and the...

  • War during the social media era: Israel-Hamas war’s toxic tweets

    by Felice Friedson and Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    July 24, 2014 | 9:35 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A photograph of a wounded Israeli soldier lying on a gurney appeared on a Facebook page above the comment reading, “I hope all Israeli soldiers come back this way if not at all,” followed by a smiley face computer symbol.

    As...

  • Israel flight cancellations tip of economic iceberg

    by Felice Friedson and Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    July 23, 2014 | 9:04 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Esther Olive, a French Jew who lives in Israel, is stranded at the Istanbul airport and is petrified.

    “People from the airline screamed at us and said that we couldn’t stay in the airport and had to go to a hotel,” she told...

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