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Ed Webb

Censure for reporter over Gaza tweet sparks BBC rethink over social media - TV & Radio ... - 0 views

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    If you report on Israel/Palestine and are not getting attacked by people on both "sides," you are almost certainly not doing your job as a journalist.
Ed Webb

Foreign Secretary statement on Gaza and southern Israel - 0 views

  • Hamas bears principal responsibility for the current crisis
  • an intolerable situation for Israeli civilians in southern Israel, who have the right to live without fear of attack from Gaza
  • risk worsening the plight of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, which is already precarious
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  • The escalation of the conflict would be in no one's interest, particularly at a time of instability in the region
  • urgent need for progress toward a two state solution
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    For analysis in class
Ed Webb

Hamas Works to Suppress Militant Groups - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • While some point to the success of Hamas in containing the Salafist groups, others note that the effort is complicated by the fact that most of the jihadists emerged from the ranks of Hamas. They left after the group decided to participate in Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006 and beat its secular rival, the Fatah movement.

    Salafists said Hamas’s decision to participate in the elections derailed it from its Islamic course.

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