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July 31, 2014 | NPR · In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Gaza Strip

Jul 27, 2014 — A proposed 24-hour extension to Saturday's humanitarian cease-fire didn't last past Sunday morning. Hamas, which rejected that truce, says it is now willing to accept a new cease-fire.
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Jul 26, 2014 — Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.
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Jul 26, 2014 — Israel's Cabinet has agreed to an additional 24 hours of a humanitarian cease-fire. Hamas however has said any cease-fire that does not include withdrawal is unacceptable.
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Jul 24, 2014 — Ban Ki-moon called on Israel and Hamas to abide by international humanitarian law, saying there were other ways of resolving the issue than killing. More than a dozen people were killed in the attack.
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Jul 21, 2014 — Israel warned Palestinian residents days in advance that it planned to attack a Gaza City neighborhood. But in the cramped territory, there are few places for residents to take refuge.
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Jul 20, 2014 — Hamas claims to have captured an Israeli soldier; Israel's U.N. ambassador denies that any Israeli soldiers have been kidnapped, according to Reuters.
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Jul 19, 2014 — Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.
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Jul 19, 2014 — A health official in Gaza says 338 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.
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Jul 18, 2014 — The Israeli army's invasion on the margins of the Gaza Strip has already wreaked havoc and injury for Gazans. A day in the life of the Abu Tawila family illustrates that stark and tragic reality.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Israel has unleashed repeated military offensives in the Gaza Strip but has never permanently suppressed Palestinian rocket fire. We look at what is, and isn't, different this time.
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