It is not going to stop because there is no durable or even limited interim solution to the problems of Gaza and Israel
Even by Middle Eastern standards the past month in the region has been head-spinning and volatile. Conflict between Israelis and Palestinian along three fronts — Jerusalem; Gaza and within Israel proper fractured an already tenuous status quo.
There is this cycle that we keep seeing over and over again. But really we also saw some developments inside of Israel with Palestinian citizens of Israel and mob attacks against by Israeli Jewish citizens and of course in the occupied territories
While there is a pressing need for immediate humanitarian relief and reconstruction support in Gaza following last month’s intense violence between Israel and Hamas, Palestinians in the Strip will need far more than that to achieve real long-term stability.
The most important word is “equal,” which is meant to signal to progressives within Democratic Party circles — and to Israel — that the administration is aware of and concerned about the glaring inequality that Palestinians experience under occupation.
The bombs may have stopped falling on Gaza and the rocket fire from there has ceased for now, but Gazans face a huge task of rebuilding.
Israel continues to argue that these attacks are a defense mechanism being directed at Hamas, which has fired rockets into Israel.
Middle East experts discusses the Israeli strikes that destroyed the building that house Al Jazeera and the Associated Press offices.
After seven days, it's possible that we've reached the point where both Hamas and the Israelis have essentially accomplished everything they want to, and they risk losing the gains that they have accomplished.
The longer this goes on, the greater the pressure will be on the Biden administration to act. Rising humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, electricity, water, rising Palestinian casualties.