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At what point are we allowed to ask if it's deliberate?

I mean, there’s kind of a pattern emerging:

The United Nations and the White House on Wednesday condemned the shelling of a United Nations school in the Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip overnight, which killed 16 people.

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West Bank erupts; are we on the brink of a third intifada?

A planned protest in Ramallah against the ongoing Israeli action in Gaza, which was supposed to march into Jerusalem via the Qalandia checkpoint, has turned into what… 979 more words


Gaza: weapons that maximize civilian deaths

The death toll in Gaza has shot up since Israel launched its ground assault on Thursday, with at least 565 Palestinians and 25 Israeli soldiers… 572 more words


Syria's most violent 48 hours

Lost amidst the MH17 shoot down and Israel’s continually escalating campaign in Gaza, it turns out that over 700 people were killed between Thursday and Friday in Syria, probably the most violent two-day period since the civil war began three years ago. 94 more words


Tragedy in Ukraine raises stakes

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard the terrible news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine today, killing all 298 people on board. 1,049 more words


Why America's lumbering Middle East hypocrisy really does matter

Amidst an otherwise interesting piece on Arab social media and its focus on what’s happening in Gaza, Marc Lynch drops a truth bomb:

One other point is clear from following the debates in Arabic on social media.

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