This program is about 13 hours long
(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.]
(Guatemala City: Gary Tuchman) The journey from Guatemala into Mexico towards the US featured; scenes shown of people legally crossing the bridge and illegally crossing the river by walking or rafting and from Tapachula, Mexico; details given about the zip lines over the river. The reasons people cross the river and try to get to the US discussed.
(Studio: Rosa Flores) The plight of children who are sent back home after illegally entering the US featured; photos shown of children in detention centers; statement from Honduras Chancellor Mireya Agüero Corrales urging the administration to keep the children and their families in the states quoted; details given about the violence in Honduras. [Former Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says they should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who the responsible adults in their families are.]
(Studio: Miguel Marquez) Live discussion held with CNN correspondents Flores, Polo Sandoval and Gary Tuchman about the immigration crisis. [FLORES – comments on the violence and poverty in Central American countries.] [TUCHMAN – says most people are not aware of how tough the journey to the US will be.] [SANDOVAL – says the government has enough faith in some of these countries to send some money to create more opportunity.]