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News Roundup and Notes: July 29, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Israel-Palestine

The Israeli military has escalated its operation in Gaza, as last night paid witness to one of the heaviest bombardments so far in the three-week conflict [BBC].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 28, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Israel-Palestine

Reuters (Maayan Lubell and Dan Williams) reports that Israeli and Palestinian assaults have eased today, following strong calls from the United Nations and the United States for a durable ceasefire in the region.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 25, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Israel-Palestine

A UN-protected school functioning as a shelter for Palestinian evacuees came under attack yesterday, killing at least 16 people and wounding dozens [New York Times’ Somini Sengupta].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 24, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Counter-terrorism cases

In the cases of two Guantánamo detainees, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Poland violated, among others, the substantive and procedural aspects of the detainees’ right to be free from torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 23, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Israel-Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has backed Hamas demands for an end to the economic blockade of Gaza as a necessary ceasefire condition [BBC].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 22, 2014

Israel-Palestine

Senior Israeli officials have today rejected the possibility of a humanitarian ceasefire, saying it is “not on our agenda right now”. The IDF hit more than 70 targets in Gaza overnight, killing at least 7 Palestinians, bringing the death toll in Gaza to more than 607 [Al Jazeera].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 21, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Israel-Palestine

Last night proved to be the deadliest so far in the two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas, the death toll reaching over 500 Palestinians and 20 Israelis [Haaretz].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 18, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Russia and Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed while flying over the east Ukraine region of Donetsk yesterday, killing all 298 people on board.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 17, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Israel-Palestine

A senior Israeli official told the BBC that agreement has been reached on a comprehensive ceasefire, scheduled to go into effect at 6am local time on Friday.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: July 16, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

Israel-Palestine

Following Hamas’ rejection of the Egyptian ceasefire proposal yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “Hamas will pay the price for its decision to continue [the] campaign,” and “[w]hen there is no cease-fire, our response is fire” [Haaretz].…   continue »