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Stories I’d Like to See: Scratching the Surface of UNRWA

Stories I’d Like to See: Scratching the Surface of UNRWA

We know of a few examples from the IDF of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) facilities being used to store weapons and launch rockets at Israel. This UN agency oversees Palestinian refugee camps — everything from schools and medical clinics, to camp infrastructure. According to its web site, the agency’s 2014-2015 budget is $1.4 billion,

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Hamas Detainees Confirm Human Shield Tactics to Israeli Interrogators

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas operatives caught by Israel are confirming to interrogators that mosques were used for military activity, tunnels were dug under kindergartens, and the organization’s leaders are hiding out in hospitals. The Shin Bet even posted on its web site (in Hebrew) the names of the prisoners and what they confirmed. Haaretz picked

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Hamas Caught on Film Setting Up Rockets Next to Journalists’ Hotel

Today’s Top Stories 1. India’s NDTV was the first news service to capture Hamas men at work. If you set up rocket launchers in civilian areas — especially next to a hotel where journalists are staying — you’re bound to be filmed surreptitiously. NDTV said that reporter Sreenivasan Jain and his crew left Gaza before

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Gaza: What Could the Press Corps Have Done Differently?

Its’ too early to tell if Operation Protective Edge is really winding down or not. Israel says it has destroyed all the terror tunnels it knows of, but the possibility of continued rocket fire looms over the Cairo truce talks. After one month of conflict, it’s fair to ask, What could the news services in

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Gaza Conflict Day 29: Terror Attacks in Jerusalem

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian driving a tractor went on a rampage in Jerusalem, running over and killing a pedestrian. The driver was shot and killed by a police officer and prisons service official on the scene. Later in the afternoon, an Israeli soldier was shot in the stomach when a Palestinian on a motorcycle opened

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Gaza Conflict Day 28: Israeli Cabinet Rules Out Truce Negotiations

Today’s Top Stories 1. An IDF soldier, 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, was kidnapped and declared dead by the army. during Friday’s ceasefire. The Jerusalem Post fills in details of the attack during Friday’s ceasefire that led to his demise. Goldin lived for some time in the UK, though it’s not yet clear if he has

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Gaza Conflict Day 24: UN Official Confirms Hamas Rocket Fire Around Its Facilities

Today’s Top Stories 1. Yesterday’s roundup referred to soldiers finding a booby trapped tunnel entrance inside a UNRWA health clinic near Khan Yunis. Turns out the whole building was booby trapped, and three soldiers were killed when terrorists managed to detonate the explosives from further inside the tunnel. According to the Times of Israel, the building may

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Gaza Conflict Day 23: Hamas Seeks Hezbollah Intervention

Today’s Top Stories 1. For the third time now, Palestinian rockets were found in an UNRWA school. Three is a magic number because, as a senior editor once told me, the first time something happens, you say hmmmm. The second time, maybe it’s a coincidence. But three? That’s a pattern screaming for scrutiny. Later in

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