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The casualty war

by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

July 29, 2014 | 11:26 am

Palestinians mourn next to the grave of a relative in Beit Lahiyah in the northern Gaza Strip on July 28. Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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... read full article

  • 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...

  • Gazans pay heavy price for Hamas ties to Muslim Brotherhood

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    July 21, 2014 | 9:43 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    As the situation becomes increasingly dire in the Gaza Strip, some are seeing the noticeable absence of vociferous support from the Arab world for beleaguered Gazans as a function of the Hamas-Muslim Brotherhood relationship. 

    ...
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  • Mahmoud Abbas under fire

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    July 17, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Amid rumors that a cease-fire between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement is close after ten days of Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is coming...

  • Israel debates efficacy of military ground operation

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    July 15, 2014 | 10:24 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Standing in a well-furnished bomb-shelter in the southern town of Sderot, former deputy Israeli army chief-of-staff Uzi Dayan says that a large-scale ground invasion of the Gaza Strip is the only way to ensure that Israel completes...

  • Top Abbas adviser says Hamas makes own decisions

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

    July 10, 2014 | 10:49 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    A senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told The Media Line in an exclusive interview that the PA and Fatah have no ability to intervene in the Gaza crisis because the Gaza Strip is ruled exclusively by...

  • Palestinian official says both sides sitting on volcano

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    July 7, 2014 | 10:30 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Munib Al-Masri, a Palestinian billionaire who is a close confidant to Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, warns that the tense situation between Israelis and Palestinians after the murders of four teenagers could explode.

    ...

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