The Heat: Israel-Hamas Conflict

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his war cabinet on Friday and approved plans for a military operation in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah. The Israeli military said it will evacuate civilians to what it calls “humanitarian islands” in the middle of the Gaza strip.

Joining the discussion:

  • Bill Deere is the Director of the Washington Representative Office with UNRWA.
  • Abdel Bari Atwan is the Editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm.
  • Yossi Mekelberg is an associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House.
  • Dan Arbell is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Israeli Studies at American University.