The US has blocked an independent investigation into the killing of more than 60 Palestinians at the border between Gaza and Israel, calling Israel’s actions justifiable and blaming the violence on Hamas.
Following one of the worst periods of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war, what has been the role of Hamas in the bloodshed? Did the group deliberately provoke Israel? Tim Sebastian meets a senior Hamas official.
For weeks, kites fitted with incendiary devices have been floating into Israel from Gaza. Locals fear the conflict may continue to escalate, fueled by unrest and poor humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian territory.
The UN General Assembly has voted to condemn Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza. A US attempt to blame Hamas failed to pass.
A regime offensive in southern Syria has threatened to displace thousands near the Jordanian border. The US has warned Damascus of upending a ceasefire in the area, saying it will take "firm and appropriate measures."
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