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August 1st, 2014
10:06 PM ET

Conditions in Gaza deteriorate after ceasefire fails

One of the goals of the 72-hour ceasefire was to give humanitarian groups the opportunity to reach Gaza civilians.

Since the quiet only lasted 90-minutes, conditions inside Gaza continue to deteriorate.

John Vause reports on the civilian crisis.


Filed under: Israel-Gaza conflict
July 31st, 2014
10:30 PM ET

Israeli company prepares for I.P.O. in the shadow of the Gaza crisis

Word of a ceasefire deal in Gaza comes as an Israeli company called Mobileye prepares for a big Wall Street debut. Mobileye is set for the largest ever I.P.O. of an Israeli company.

There are questions about the impact of constant violence on the Israeli economy and the longterm success of companies like Mobileye.

Ian Lee takes a closer look.


Filed under: Israel-Gaza conflict
July 30th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

"That's my question: where is 'there'" – Erin Burnett asks Dore Gold where civilians can seek safety amid Middle East violence

On the heels of a UN school coming under attack in Gaza, on Wednesday evening Erin Burnett welcomed Dore Gold, asking the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where civilians fleeing violence in the Middle East are expected to go.

Hamas has reportedly been using U.N. schools as a storage area for rockets and missiles, a practice that is leaving innocent Palestinians with few options to seek safety. Israel has made attempts to move Palestinians out of areas of conflict, but with the borders closed, Burnett's question remains unanswered.

Watch the above video for the full conversation between the "Erin Burnett OutFront" host and her guest Dore Gold.

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July 30th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Dramatic video of Gaza market attack

Following the airing of dramatic video footage of a deadly attack at a Gaza market, on Wednesday evening Erin Burnett welcomed colleague John Vause for an investigation of the dangerous situation.

In the footage, ambulances race to the scene after an initial explosion, only to be greeted by another. The journalist filming the scene was seriously injured in the explosion, but his assistant promptly picked up the camera, and continued rolling, capturing further scenes of horror. The footage, much of it graphic, has been broadcast on Hamas Television.

Hamas officials say the market may have been crowded largely because civilians were under the impression a humanitarian ceasefire was in place. With 17 killed and 200 wounded, they were clearly, and sadly, mistaken.

Watch the above video to see the full depth of footage from the fatal explosions at the market in Gaza.

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July 30th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

'The world has to wake up, the United States has to wake up'

On Wednesday evening, Erin Burnett welcomed Maen Areikat, asking the Chief P.L.O. Representative to the U.S. for his assessment of the ongoing unrest between Israel and Hamas.

Thus far, it seems Israel will not back down as long as rockets continue to be launched in its direction. So, Burnett asks her guest, “what is being done to stop Hamas from firing more rockets?”

According to Areikat, “Israel has a habit of lying,” and “the world has to wake up.”

He goes on to state that the U.N. has proof that the shells recently fired at a U.N. school were Israeli.

Erin asks if Hamas should be blamed for incidents like these due to their use of civilian structures for weapon storage. While Areikat agrees that this is a violation of U.N. sanctity, he finds Israel’s action inexcusable, and furthermore condemns America's loyalty to Israel in the crisis:

“It is shameful that the United States is resupplying ammunition to a country that is committing right now war crimes.”

Watch the above video for the full interview between Areikat and Burnett.

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