As Shelling Continues, What do Hamas and Israel Have to Gain?

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Prime Minister Netanyahu said today that Israel will not scale back attacks on the Gaza Strip until the latest rocket fire comes to an end. US and UN offers to mediate a ceasefire have gone nowhere, with the death toll now almost 100 Palestinians and zero Israelis. Hamas is taking a reckless gamble, while Netanyahu may hope to divide its “unity government” with Fatah. We’ll hear what it’s like to be living in Gaza City and whether a full-scale Israeli incursion is likely.

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Banner Image: Relatives of eight Palestinian members from al-Haj family, who medics said were killed in an early morning air strike that destroyed at least two homes, mourn during their funeral in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip July 10, 2014. At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa



Warren Olney