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Friday, July 25, 2014

A Palestinian youth walks on debris as he inspects damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on July 24, 2014. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

A Day of Rage & The Search for a Cease-Fire

Eighteen days into this latest conflict, and the number of dead Palestinians now tops 800 and dozens of Israeli's have died. In Gaza and on the West Bank, the authorities are expecting huge protests on what some are calling a "day of rage." About 1 in 10 Gazans are now thought to be seeking shelter in U.N. runs schools, yet even there, people are not safe. A strike on one school yesterday killed at least 10—and a United Nations relief official told our partner The New York Times that more than 70 of the agency's schools, hospitals, and offices in the region have been damaged. Could this attack be the turning point that prompts relief workers to leave the region? Here to weigh in are Kristen Chick, journalist in Gaza has witnessed the conflict's toll there firsthand, and Christopher Gunness, the director of advocacy and strategic communications at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.

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Today's Takeaways: An Elusive Path to Peace, A Church Scandal, and Modern Feminist Icons

1. The Elusive Dream of Peace in Gaza | 2. Tax Dodgers: U.S. Fears Firms Who Choose to be 'Un-American' | 3. Arizona Inmate Takes 2 Hours to Die | 4. Feminist Icons: From Rosie the Riveter to Beyoncé