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‘Our community is terrified’: A faith leader talks about what it means to be a Palestinian Christian in the US

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Pastor Khader Khalilia is one of the few Palestinian Christian faith leaders in the United States. He talks to The World’s host, Marco Werman, about what it’s been like to lead a church in the US, especially during the past nine months of war in Gaza.

Palestinian arrests in the West Bank have skyrocketed

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Colombia joins efforts to boycott Israel — but other countries in the region take a more cautious approach 

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US army official resigns over ‘unqualified’ US support for Israel’s war in Gaza

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These Israelis are trying to counter other Israelis blocking humanitarian aid to Gaza

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Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, delivers a speech during a rally marking "Jerusalem Day," or Al-Quds Day, an annual celebration to support Palestinians in the holy city, at a soccer filed in Gaza City, Friday, April 14, 2023.

Who is Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and what does he want? 

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Israel’s national security adviser says top Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar is “living on borrowed time.” Sinwar is believed to be the mastermind behind the Oct. 7 attack on Israel. He would also have to sign off on any ceasefire deal to release the remaining hostages held in Gaza.  

What does the halting of a recent shipment of US weapons to Israel mean for the war in Gaza?

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The US confirmed that it had paused a recent shipment of weapons to Israel. To discuss what that means in the wider scope of the war in Gaza, The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with Brian Finucane, a senior adviser at the International Crisis Group.

This photo provided by the Israel Defense Forces shows a tank with an Israel flag on it entering the Gazan side of the Rafah border crossing on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

As Israel moves into Rafah, are ceasefire talks over? 

The Israel Defense Forces now controls Gaza’s main border crossing with Egypt in the city of Rafah. Israel’s military carried out airstrikes overnight in Rafah. The IDF operation commenced on Monday as Hamas offered a counterproposal for a ceasefire and hostage-prisoner exchange. The negotiations aimed at getting a ceasefire in place appear to be ongoing.

For Palestinians, a grim reality in Gaza obscures the future

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The Biden administration says it’s looking for leadership from the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank after the war in Gaza is over. A new technocratic government has been sworn in, but as war continues to rage in Gaza, Palestinians are not hopeful. The World’s Matthew Bell speaks with people in the West Bank city of Ramallah about their vision for the future.