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November 16th, 2012
04:58 PM ET

How Israel-Gaza conflict is evolving

As airstrikes continue, it appears that Israel-Hamas is just a clash waiting to happen.  Rockets landed near  two of Israel's  most populated towns  Friday while  fighting between Israel's and Gaza's  militants persisted. As Israel prepares for a possible ground battle, CNN's Jim Clancy and Don Lemon discuss how tactics have evolved.

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  1. Rey in Santonio tx

    Sorry Israel, it looks like you have your own cowboy ie, Netanyahu, who handles world affairs a la George W. I am afraid you have been drawn into a quagmire similar to Iraq. We wish you all the luck in the world and God speed.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  2. kathy

    Israel did not break this cease fire. Israel is not the aggressor. Please stop reporting this conflict this way.

    November 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
  3. R D Frum

    Don Lemon repeats an error that Israel broke the ceasefire. This is incorrect: the ceasefire was broken by Hammas by shooting mortars and rockets across the border, increasing in intensity over the past two weeks.

    November 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
  4. Erna in Atlanta

    I am appalled that Don Lemon would be so irresponsible as to state on CNN that Israel broke the cease-fire, when Hamas
    Has been lobbing missiles into Israel's densely populated civilian areas, some 13,000 of them, terrorizing Israelis on a daily basis for the last 12 months. Where were you all this time Don?
    Israel has the right, just like any other nation to defend it's innocent citizens from violent terrorists and you do NOT have the right to incite any more anti-semitism than already exists in the world by twisting the truth to suit your own agenda.
    Thought you were an impartial journalist! Not so!

    November 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  5. DanS

    Hey Don, what kind of crazy thoughts are you blurting out on your show? Hamas is a terrorist evil and demented group and it sounds like you are sympathetic to their lunacy. Please see both sides. You will endow your mind when you finally do this.

    November 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
  6. Judy Berman

    You are inaccurate and irresponsible to report that Israel broke a ceasefire. Don't you read the news?

    November 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
  7. Dov Aharonson

    This is a clasic CNN bias. Israel gave the palestiniens the whole Gaza strip and instead of peace got rockets and in a democratic election brought Hamas terorists to powe.
    Yet CNN Jim Clancy & Don Lemon twist it all to be an Israel bad intentions and strategy to harm the palestiniens...
    Mr. Clancy and Mr. Lemon these are the factys: 1. The palestiniens claim that it is all about occupation. 2. Israel left the Gaza strip, no occupation any more. 3. The palestiniens started shooting rockets at Israel. Now you can try to twist it anyway you want but it will not change the facts about the conflict or about CNN and your bias.

    November 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  8. Dave

    Clancy stated that Israeli governments have refused to negotiate. He cites Sharon, Lieberman and Netanyahu as examples. First, Lieberman is the Foreing Minister, not PM,. In addition, Netanyahu was one of the negotiators during Oslo, which Clancy overlooks. Not to mention negotiations by previous Israeli governments such as Barak and Olmert. Name the Hamas leader who has ever negotiated with Israel, Clancy?

    November 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  9. Jaycel Tacchi

    Gee, I believe the killing of a young Palestinian boy playing soccer on November 8th, then the assassination of the Hamas figure on the 14th, may have a part in the reaction of the Palestinians. Or, perhaps the last time around four years ago, when Israel killed a couple of thousand Palestinians, holding the remainder of the Palestinian people in the biggest open air prison on the planet. These people do not have bomb shelters, F-16 fighter jets, drones and a gestapo like military. They do lob rockets, and yes finally hit a target. Three Israelis died. How many Palestinian women and children have been killed so far? The Israelis should know better than anyone about oppression and concentration camps, which describes how the Palestinians are being treated.

    November 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  10. susan

    Listening to Don and very impressive young man from Palestine.I feel so horrible about t he death of innocents especially babies.Who wouldn't? However , Don obviously is in more sympathy with the Palestinians, as he said Israel broke the ceasefire.WRONG! They said they would put a ceasefire in place unless they were fired upon.They were fired upon!.Hamas has the destruction of Israel in it's charter.Get the facts CNN.I have seen you becoming more anti Israel and Israel is hated by most of the world. Do you think that the antisemitism that resulted in the holocaust has gone away? You never report on the Judenfree Norway, how Jews are right now being forced out of Scandinavia, and parts of Europe.The hatred is as bad as it was in the 1930's.Hamas wants to rid the world of Israell period.This is not a morally equiviilent situation, and the news wants to seem so fair and politically correct.Well, the British Prime minister tried to say Hitler wanted peace, until they started war in Europe. These militants consider Israel 's existence to be an affront to the prophet Mohammed as he said no infidels would live in the region, and they want to prove him correct.Yes, the Palestinians are lovely people, but they live the way they do, because HAMAS doesn't spend money on their needs, they spend it on weapons that they fire at Israel day in and day out for months on end, and finally Israel responds, and everyone yells at Netanyahu! Do you realize that Israel is surrounded by enemies, just because the Arab countries want their land.The Arabs have the oil, all the wealth, and they can't rest until they get rid of the Jews.The Israelis have been attacked since the day they became A STATE! They keep on being attacked and the terrorists have an agenda that will not stop until Israel is driven into the sea.Look up the facts. Yes Anna was great on Bill Maher.I think she is great.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  11. Guy Maman

    I am amazed that CNN and most national news channels are not acknowledging that israel only reacts to aggressive terrorist activity against its people. Oh and did any one forget that the Palestinian people elected an internationally recognized terrorist body as it government, they are called Hamas. (I am amazed that this fact is over looked)

    November 18, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  12. DC

    Israel has always been the aggressor ever since 1967 when they forcefully stole land from the Palestinian people under the justification of GOD. So they think the Bible is a legal document now and that because it says in the Bible that Israel should have the land they feel the can displace legitimate owners of the land by force and w/o just compensation. They have basically imprisoned the Palestinian people by restricting their travel, their food and water supply and ability to work and make a decent living or get an education in the region. What would you do if you were a Palestinian living in these conditions?

    July 4, 2013 at 11:22 am |

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