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Hamas Threatened UNRWA Staff at Gunpoint

Hamas Threatened UNRWA Staff at Gunpoint

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas finally admitted that rockets were fired from residential areas. Spokesman Ghazi Hamad told AP: Increasingly, the discussion is not about whether the Hamas rockets were fired from civilian areas, but exactly how close they were to the actual buildings.   “The Israelis kept saying rockets were fired from schools or

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UN Negotiating With Al Nusra Front

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN’s negotiating with the Nusra Front for the release of 44 Fijian peace monitors captured along the Israeli-Syrian border. But due credit to Irish forces for rescuing 75 Filipino soldiers who made reached safety in Israel. 2. The IDF shot down a drone that strayed into Israeli air space from

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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 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 6: Did Hamas Deliberately Attack Ramallah?

Today’s Top Stories 1. After a rocket a landed in Ramallah last night, the Globe & Mail‘s Patrick Martin suggests that Hamas deliberately fired at the PA. The notion that Palestinian militants in Gaza might fire on Palestinian authorities in Ramallah is certainly a new twist to the six-day rocket war being waged between Israel

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Gaza Conflict Day 3: Israel Calls on Palestinians to Evacuate Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Times of Israel: The Palestinian Authority took the first steps to formal membership in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Abbas did this while denouncing Israel’s military operations as “genocide.” Former ambassador Michael Oren explains why he’s worried: Abbas’s actions, including his threats to seek ICC membership so that he

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A Busy Day of Lawfare

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Britain granted temporary diplomatic immunity to Tzipi Livni so she can meet with her London counterparts. Israeli papers picked up on The Guardian‘s scoop. By using British “universal jurisdiction” laws,

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Prosecutor Warns PA on Taking Israel to The Hague

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. A former International Criminal Court prosecutor warned the Palestinians against pushing for war crimes action against Israel in The Hague. AP explains why: Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Wednesday said the Palestinians

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Abbas Suspends Unilateral Statehood Moves?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz got a nice scoop, reporting that Mahmoud Abbas agreed to temporarily suspend unilateral moves in international organizations. He wants to give US mediation a chance: Both sources gave the

Media Cheat Sheet 10/5/2011

Yesterday, I began blogging the daily media roundups I already prepare for the HonestReporting staff’s in-house use. It covers a lot of the issues, trends in coverage, and developments I see in the course of the day. Commentary • Brett Schaefer (National Review) says US should withhold funds from UNESCO if the organization accepts the

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