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Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in International, Politics | 8 comments

Eight Journalists Wounded After Israeli Missile Strikes Gaza Media Center

Gaza media center hit by Israeli missile strike: Reuters:  Israeli aircraft hit two Gaza media buildings on Sunday, wounding eight journalists and drawing concern from press covering the fighting between Palestinian militants and the Jewish state. The Israeli military said the attacks were pinpoint strikes on Hamas communication devices located on the buildings’ roofs, and accused the Islamist group of using reporters as human shields to try and protect their operations.

Sen. John McCain, who tried to politicize the Benghazi consulate attack by going after U.N. ambassador Susan Rice, suggested that President Obama send former president Bill Clinton to the region to lead cease fire talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. He appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” saying “We need a person of enormous prestige and influence to have these parties sit down together as an honest broker.”

Here’s a recent tweet from the IDF:

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is in Gaza covering the unrest in the region:

CNN host Anderson Cooper in Gaza

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Enters Gaza Strip to Cover Unrest Between Israelis and Palestinians Militants (Photo credit: Instagram)

The was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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  • dduck

    Sorry, the Israelis have itchy trigger fingers, always have.

    And, bitter, over the hill JM dares to suggest a peace move. Hmmm.

  • sheknows

    It’s almost impossible to fire at Gaza and not hit people no matter what the target. It is tiny, with a huge concentration of people. People who have nowhere to go, and no warning systems. A ground assault in such a heavily populated area could be catastrophic.
    JM is saying in effect that Obama is not a qualified negotiator and that Clinton would be much better. Actually, Clinton would be a good choice, but nothing is really going to change until both sides get sick of the death and decide to call ANOTHER truce.
    One thing is for sure, there will always be reporters covering something in tghe moddle east and risking their lives until the radical elements on both sides are eliminated. We have them here in this country too, but we are hopefully learning not to give them voice.

  • dduck

    If the U.S. can convince Egypt that it is in there best interest to stop the flow of weapons to Gaza, then there would be a good chance of a truce brokered by Egypt.

  • They know the risks of being in an area in conflict.

    • DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist

      You wrote: “They know the risks of being in an area in conflict.”

      True, and if the journalists were specifically targeted that is against the ‘rules of conflict/war’. Even though thinking there are ‘rules’ in any war that are actually followed by desperate peoples, right or wrong, seems an oxymoron.

  • epiphyte

    “They know the risks of being in an area in conflict.”

    …As do the people who live there. The difference being of course, that the journalists have the option of leaving.

    Tell me something; if you could just make Gaza and everyone in it disappear, would you?

    When you seek to dehumanize another, it is not he that becomes less human.

  • ShannonLeee

    and this is what happens when you elect a terrorist organization. It is pretty simple… Hamas stops shooting rockets into Israel, Israel has no reason to bomb Gaza.

    I feel terrible for the people, but Israel cant just sit back while hamas shots 100+ rockets into their country. Israel must react.

  • zusa1

    “who tried to politicize the Benghazi consulate attack by going after U.N. ambassador Susan Rice”
    I’m not sure the relevance to this story. It’s not as though people don’t know who JM is.

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