CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jul 12, 2014
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(Gaza City: Ben Wedeman) The increasingly dire situation in Gaza reviewed; death toll cited; details given about Israel’s airstrikes, the death of the head of the Hamas police and the strain on hospitals.
(Studio: Miguel Marquez) Live discussion held with Mideast analyst Michael Oren about the possibility of a ground incursion by Israel. [OREN – comments on Israel’s warning to residents of northern Gaza to move out; says if the Palestinians stopped firing rockets Israel would probably stop bombing the Gaza Strip; notes the pressure on the Israeli government from the public and the possibility of outside mediation.]
(Studio: Miguel Marquez; Gaza City: Ben Wedeman) The aim of Israel’s airstrikes to target the homes of people affiliated with Hamas or Islamic jihadists and the use of surface-to-air missiles by Palestinian militants against Israeli helicopters discussed.
(Studio: Miguel Marquez) Live discussion continued with Mideast analyst Michael Oren about a possible deal involving Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. [OREN – says we don’t see open diplomacy like when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012 shuttled between Cairo & Jerusalem in order to work out a cease-fire.]
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