The Heat: Israel-Hamas Conflict

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Close to 6,000 people reportedly have died in Gaza after two weeks of conflict between Israel and Hamas as the humanitarian situation is getting more dire. 

It was described as the bloodiest night. More than 700 people were killed over a 24-hour period beginning Monday, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. 

Meanwhile, Israel says it launched some 400 airstrikes striking command centers and a tunnel used by the militants. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated that his country has a right to defend itself.

Joining the discussion: 

  • Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian leader and former peace negotiator. 
  • Anya Parampil is a journalist. 
  • Dan Arbell is a Scholar-in-Residence at American University. 
  • Joel Rubin is a former U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary of State.