Many Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain in desperate need of humanitarian aid. To find out more about the situation, The World's host Marco Werman spoke with Avril Benoit, the executive director of Doctors Without Borders in the United States.
Longtime Gaza resident and journalist Hind Khoudary is in Gaza City. She describes to The World’s Marco Werman a city of flattened neighborhoods, where doctors are treating patients on the floor.
Failings leading up to the Arab-Israeli War of 50 years ago cost the then-Israeli prime minister their job. Could history repeat?
The 11-day war between Israel and Hamas featured the same waves of predawn Israeli airstrikes, the same continuous rocket fire out of the impoverished Gaza Strip, and the same lopsided casualty toll, with Palestinians making up the vast majority of the more than 250 killed. And like past wars between Israel and Hamas, it took a heavy toll on children.
Israel and Egypt have imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007. Israel says it’s for security reasons but the UN has called it “collective punishment.” Now that the fighting has stopped, reconstruction in Gaza will be painfully slow.
Top of The World: As pressure grows to negotiate an end to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip again woke up to new airstrikes. And, India reported a grim new record Wednesday with more coronavirus deaths in a single day than any other country at any time during the pandemic. Also, EU officials have agreed on Wednesday to measures that would ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people
Top of The World: At least 24 Palestinians, including nine children, were killed overnight and 122 others were wounded in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in a new round of escalating tensions. And, the COVID-19 variant first identified in India has been designated a global concern by the World Health Organization. Also, the FDA has expanded the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 jab to children as young as 12.
Prominent groups are calling on the Biden administration to lift Trump-era sanctions on ICC members. But Israel, one of America's closest allies, is asking the new president to keep them in place.
Hagai El-Ad, executive director of B'Tselem, joined The World's host Carol Hills to discuss the significance of the term "apartheid."
In the Gaza Strip, roughly 2 million Palestinians are squeezed into a small territory. And though there have been few reported cases of the coronavirus, experts worry Israel's years-long blockade has left the territory ill-equipped to handle the outbreak.
A truce to end a surge of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel took hold Monday, just as Gazans were preparing to begin the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.