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

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)

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."

Nowhere is there more need for some kind of halt to the violence than Gaza. Of the entire population, almost 1 in 10 people 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. As the violence intensifies, international aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to continue doing their job.

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. 

Guests:

Kristen Chick and Christopher Gunness

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman and Mythili Rao

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [4]

Howard from Dallas,Tx

It doesn't seem like Hamas has problems getting thousands of rockets and other arms through the blockde.Maybe they should concentrate on those items that would actually help the people of Gaza.

Jul. 25 2014 12:22 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

This planet is filled with a bunch of losers... on the last day humans exist, people will be choking each other, especially in The Middle East.

Jul. 25 2014 12:07 PM
milton meller from BOCA RATON, FLORIDA AND N.Y.C.

YOU HAVE LOST ALL CREDIBILITY AS A NEWS REPORTING VEHICLE BY ALLOWING A STATEMENT TO BE MADE BY AN INTERVIEWEE AT ABOUT 9:55AM ON FRIDAY,8/25 COMPARING PUTIN TO ISRAEL, ALLOWING IT TO REMAIN WITHOUT COMMENT OR CHALLENGE.

Jul. 25 2014 11:51 AM
Laura from Boca Raton, FL

I am appalled at how one-sided the reporting has been. Mr. Gunness, by his own admission, reports that Hamas is hiding weapons in schools and hospitals. Israel is the only nation on earth that would provide civilians with multiple warnings to abandon targets. The world is beginning to know that Hamas uses its civilians as human shields. Hamas WANTS civilian casualties. Ms. Chick does not believe that Hamas is getting a good deal out of Mr. Kerry's proposed ceasefire. Hamas is a TERRORIST organization! Finally, we should not lose sight of the fact that Israeli attacks were provoked by the deaths of 3 innocent Israel children and indiscriminate rocket fire into its borders.

Jul. 25 2014 09:34 AM

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