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Correspondent: Emily Rose
A looming crisis right on Israel's doorstep. (refugee camps)

Assad's bloody campaign in Darra has sent internally displaced people from the Syrian civil war flocking to the border. (refugee camps)

These are humanitarian workers from Israeli Flying Aid, an organization that has been working undercover in Syria (gal and Maya).

The team makes contact with operatives inside Syria, who tell the aid workers which supplies are needed. (Moran Levanoni on the phone)

38:05-SOT - Moran Levanoni -     This is one member of the FSA that we were talking to for along time ago and they are really desperate over there. And they want to get in touch with Israel as soon as possible. They don't have any more time.

And these operatives put their lives at risk.

SOT –Gal Lusky- CEO, founder of Israeli Flying Aid - 1: 240-  in the beginning via the three other borders we used we had a cover story out of fear. Out of protection to our own team members. But working here immediately you know everybody is on their cell phones. It's very difficult because we know some of them will not last. If I want to get to the 14000 orphans I am helping on a regular basis I have to talk to two commanders. Two FSA commanders. And these commanders will escapee somewhere or lose their lives.

1:241- there's Iranian and Hezbollah militias that one-by-one target the ones that are brave enough to dialogue with Israel. A few of them we already lost.

Standup - Israeli flying aid has been operating in Syria for 7.5 years- that's almost the entire Syrian civil war.

The group says its mission is to deliver aid to civilians, based on the needs on the ground.

The organization has decided to go public now as it feels it has nowhere to turn

SOT - Maya Zuckerman, COO of Israeli Flying Aid -  - we're calling out to all international organizations to instead of proving aid through the UN directly to Assad's regime, provide the humanitarian aid through Israel -  we'll make sure it gets to the right people and the victims of this terrible terrible conflict" (ends – 20:48)

At the same time, The UN remains present at the border monitoring the arrangement between Syria and Israel.

Major Peter Van Zon, UN troop stationed on Golan Heights –The situation has now changed from monitoring Israeli forces and Syrian forces to monitoring the humanitarian issue that is going on now with the IDPs moving around the country. (33:54)

But for aid workers, action is what is needed.

SOT - Gal Lusky, CEO and Founder of Israeli Flying Aid – if regime takes over these people they are going to be slaughtering them just because of them being close to use for so long.  Just for our relationship this civilian population is going to pay a very expensive price.

SOT – 16:24 – Maya Zuckerman As Jewish civilians we won't stand silent as the world did.

And for these civilians, the future seems truly dire.

Emily Rose, i24NEWS

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Correspondent: Emily Rose
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Correspondent: Shai Ben-Ari

 

LEDE:  The military conflict known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge in many ways defined the current situation along the Israel Gaza border. This Sunday will mark the 4th anniversary of the war, which claimed over 2300 lives, the vast majority of them Palestinian. Senior Israeli security figures are now warning that a new one could be around the corner, if conditions in Gaza don't change, while a humanitarian arrangement could also mean an opportunity to free Israeli hostages being held in the strip. Shai Ben-ari has the story

 

REPORTER:  SHAI BEN-ARI, Senior Defense Correspondent

 

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RUNTIME:  03:55

 

CGs:

 

1:32  SAMI ABU ZUHRI – Hamas Spokesperson

 

1:40  BENJAMIN NETANYAHU – Israeli Prime Minister

 

1:54   MAJ. GEN. (RET.) NOAM TIBON – Led internal IDF investigations into incidents during "Protective Edge"

 

2:28-2:32   MAJ. GEN. (RET.) NOAM TIBON – Led internal IDF investigations into incidents during "Protective Edge"

 

2:56   MAJ. GEN. (RET.) NOAM TIBON – Led internal IDF investigations into incidents during "Protective Edge"

 

 

03:34   MAJ. GEN. (RET.) NOAM TIBON – Led internal IDF investigations into incidents during "Protective Edge"

 

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Its been nearly 4 years since Israel's last war with Hamas

That conflict, in 2014, broke out following a gradual buildup of violence

The abduction and murder of 3 Jewish youths in the West Bank in June, led to mass arrests of Hamas members by Israeli forces.

Hamas responded by firing hundreds of rockets.

By July 8th, Israel had had enough, and proceeded to launch what it called: Operation Protective Edge.

The initial stages saw long days of  bombardment of Gaza through air strikes and artillery, in an attempt to stop Palestinian rocket fire

But on July 17th, 13 militants were spotted emerging from a tunnel near a southern Israeli community. They were detected, but all but one was able to escape back into the tunnel before it was bombed from the air.

Following this incident, Israel decided to launch a ground offensive

((651290   SOUNDUP Hebrew    idf commander's voice on tank radio, subtitles on screen))

"We are engaging in an operation against Hamas, in order to return the peace to Israeli citizens"

With Israeli soldiers fighting inside the Gaza strip, fierce battles ensued in dense urban terrain,

Leaving entire neighborhoods destroyed

The war lasted 50 days. 2,251 Gazans were killed according to the UN, with 65 percent of them civilians. 73 Israelis were killed, 67 of them soldiers. The IDF was able to destroy 32 tunnels in the course of  the fighting.

It ended with both sides proclaiming victory

((  2nd sot Arabic  SAMI ABU ZUHRI – Hamas Spokesperson ))

0:36  "Today, this weak, blockaded people has won over the destructive Israeli power. It has done the impossible, it has done what the combined Arab armies failed to do ."

 

((SOUNDBITE 1 Hebrew     BENJAMIN NETANYAHU – Israeli Prime Minister  ))
0:22  "there's been a great military achievement here and a great diplomatic achievement for the State of Israel"

Some in Israel believe the war was a missed opportunity to remove Hamas from power once and for all, but not everyone agrees

((MAJ. GEN. (RET.) NOAM TIBON – Led internal IDF investigations into incidents during "Protective Edge"))

0480 01:32 "Who will replace them? We have a very bad experience in Lebanon, and we learned from the American experience in Afghanistan, in Iraq. And that's why the situation is you have to deal with Hamas."

Throughout the fighting, the Israeli forces faced the challenge of fighting militants embedded in residential areas.

This led to a high number of Palestinian civilian casualties

Retired Major General Noam Tibon led the Israeli army's internal investigations into some of the more controversial cases

((MAJ. GEN. (RET.) NOAM TIBON – Led internal IDF investigations into Protective Edge incidents ))

0480 16:04 "In most of the incidents that we investigated there were really good reasons why it happened and what were the orders. In some cases we saw that people made mistakes and this can happen as well. In some cases they didn't obey the orders, and in those cases it moved to the legal field"

In one infamous incident, 4 children were killed when an area near a Hamas naval base was bombed. They were wrongly identified as militants,

((MAJ. GEN. (RET.) NOAM TIBON – Led internal IDF investigations into Protective Edge incidents ))

12:37 "they were moving in a strange way, and it was a mistake."

The UN ruled that the IDF did not take the necessary measures to rule out the presence of civilians in the area.

The years following the war have been some of the quietest along the Gaza border in decades. But recently, things have begun to unravel

With Hamas again using rocket fire against Israel.

Tibon is one of many Israeli security figures who believe improving humanitarian conditions in Gaza is key to preventing yet another war.

We asked him if Israel can afford to make concessions, including on the question of Hamas disarmament

((MAJ. GEN. (RET.) NOAM TIBON – Led internal IDF investigations into Protective Edge incidents ))

23:09 "We are the strong side, yes we can take some risks. I truly believe. You know it must be very careful risks, but yes in order to change the atmosphere, the environment, to help the poor people of Gaza, I think we can take some risks.

Shai Ben-ari, i24NEWS

 

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Correspondent: Ellie Hochenberg

Israel... VS... The holocaust?

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Jerusalem and Warsaw already felt as if they dodged the bullet.

A simultaneous press conference was set. A mutual declaration was supposed to end the diplomatic rift over a now-reversed Polish law that criminalized those who accuse the Poles of being partly-responsible for the Holocaust.

June 27th, 2018

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

Israeli Prime Minister

Israel welcomes the decision taken by the Polish government to establish the official Polish group dedicated to the dialogue with its Israeli partners on historical issues relating to the Holocaust.

But the dodged bullet... Turned into a metastasizing snowball.

The yad vashem Holocaust memorial center lashed out at the declaration,GFX essentially blaming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for selling out holocaust memory. GFX In a 7 page critique saying it includes "a series of very problematic statements that violate existing historical knowledge accepted in the field."

For example… part of the declaration stated, quote, GFX "the wartime Polish Government-in-Exile attempted to stop this Nazi activity by trying to raise awareness among the Western allies to the systematic murder of the Polish Jews.

The political backlash, wasn’t late in coming;

Naftali Bennett

Israeli Education Minister

The joint declaration by Israel and Poland on Polish responsibility in the Holocaust is a disgrace, full of lies and distortions. The declaration paints a distorted picture, as if many Poles acted to help and save Jews and only a minority of Poles betrayed or murdered Jews, when the truth – including for my own family – is the opposite.

Tzipi Livni

Israeli lawmaker, the Zionist Union

There has never been a prime minister in Israel who made such use of the Holocaust, throughout his tenure, in all his speeches and utterances, and who harmed the memory of the Holocaust so much, as Netanyahu has done.

This uproar caught Netanyahu's office off guard. His bureau commented, on behalf of the Israeli team that held the behind the scenes negotiations with the polish government, that the chief historian of yad vashem herself – professor dina porat, oversaw the entire process from the very beginning, and that all historic related statements were approved by her.  As of now, there is no intention in Jerusalem to take back or nix the declaration.

Sound up

So is it a case of real politik, where Israel compromises the memory of the past for the sake of the interests of the future? or did israel simply swallow a bitter pill to ensure that anyone – from historians to media to the man in the street – will be able to freely talk, research and yes, speak up about the role of poles during the holocaust.. Without being at risk of getting thrown behind bars?

Or... this might be yet another case of how history is being made in the post truth era... Where facts clear the stage... And are replaced by narratives.

Ellie Hochenberg i24 news

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Correspondent: Erica Jackson
 

LEDE:

 

85 YEAR OLD U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE IS GETTING THE ROYAL TREATMENT HERE IN ISRAEL. AFTER COLLECTING HER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY THE GENESIS FOUNDATION, THE FEMALE JEWISH RENAISSANCE WOMAN WAS HONORED IN JERUSALEM WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE BIG SCREEN DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HER LIFE, CALLED "RBG." HERE'S MORE FROM OUR ERICA JACKSON.

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RUTH BADER GINSBURG

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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ON THURSDAY NIGHT U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG ATTENDED A SCREENING IN JERUSALEM OF "RBG."

A DOCUMENTARY WHICH TELLS THE STORY OF HER FIGHT FOR WOMENS RIGHTS LEADING UP TO 1993 WHEN SHE WOULD BE NOMINATED AS THE SECOND FEMALE JUSTICE EVER TO SERVE IN THE SUPREME COURT, AND FOCUSES ON HER LEGACY TO THE PRESENT DAY.

JERUSALEM WAS JUST ONE OF THE STOPS DURING HER 5TH TRIP TO ISRAEL,

AFTER SHE RECEIVED THE GENESIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, AWARD AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN TEL AVIV,

IT WAS CEREMONY THAT PAID TRIBUTE TO HER LIFE, HONORING HER FOR HER LEGAL WORK FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS.

DURING THE CEREMONY, GINSBURG WOULD TOUCH UPON HER JEWISH HERITAGE, CALLING IT A DRIVING FORCE BEHIND HER LOVE FOR LEARNING,

AND SENSITIVITY FOR THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY OPPRESSED MINORITIES.

SHE WOULD ALSO MENTION ANNE FRANK'S QUESTIONING OF GENDER INEQUALITY, AS AN INSPIRATION BEHIND HER FIGHT TO OPEN DOORS FOR WOMEN TO WORK IN FIELDS  THAT WERE ONCE CLOSED TO THEM,

Gisburg at ceremony:

8:25-8:44 I WAS HEARTENED BY THE WORDS OF A GIRL OF MY GENERATION. SHE WROTE ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT REALLY BOTHER ME IS WHY WOMEN ARE THOUGHT BE SO INFERIOR TO MEN.

AND SHE WOULD ALSO BRING UP HOW SHE WAS PROUD OF BEING A JEW,

GINSBURG AT CEREMONY:

10:36-11:20 I AM A JUDGE, BORN RAISED AND PROUD OF BEING A JEW. THE DEMAND FOR JUSTICE, PEACE, FOR ENLIGHTEN RUNS THROUGH THE ENTIRETY OF THE JEWISH HISTORY AND THE JEWISH TRADITION.

AND THAT DEMAND FOR JUSTICE WILL CONTINUE,

WITH THE 85-YEAR OLD HAVING NO PLANS FOR RETIREMENT ANYTIME SOON.

10:56-11:20

"I HOPE THAT IN ALL THE YEARS I HAVE THE GOOD FORTUNE TO CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE BENCH OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES I WILL HAVE THE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO REMAIN STEADFAST IN SERVICE OF THAT DEMAND."

WHILE THE CEREMONY HAS COME TO AN END, THE LEGACY AND IMPACT OF THIS EXTRORDINARY WOMAN WILL GO ON.

ERICA JACKSON, I24NEWS.

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Correspondent: Glen Field
 

NASHAAT AQTASH

Professor of Communications, Birzeit University

FADI AL KHADI

Dean of Students, Birzeit University

NASHAAT AQTASH

Professor of Communications, Birzeit University

FADI AL KHADI

Dean of Students, Birzeit University

SAAF RAYAN

Birzeit University Student Council, Fatah Rep.

YIHYA RABEA

Birzeit University Student Council, Hamas Rep.

NASHAAT AQTASH

Professor of Communications, Birzeit University

 

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After over two decades of failed peace negotiations along with an aging leadership, Palestinians find themselves at a crossroads: do they keep their faith in the ruling party Fatah who has yet to liberate them, or do they seek other pastures in Hamas, internationally recognized as a terrorist organization.

Birzeit University near Ramallah holds open elections for the student council which are  traditionally seen as an indication of the general public's stand. Fatah and Hamas, are represented. This year Hamas has claimed the victor among sympathizers at this Palestinian University.

Dean of students: the democratic procedure we do here, will be an example for the whole Palestinian community, we hope people from other universities and other aspects of the community, learn from this

Nashat Aqtash, A communications professor at Birzeit, believes that due to years of corruption and a failure to overcome the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the people have begun to look elsewhere.

Nashat 2:07-2:17

Nashat 7:07-7:24

For Birzeit to continually have elections each year this is a major source of pride for the university.

Dean of students: To be honest, this is what makes birzeit unique,  this is how the university is built. The mixture is of respect of democracy.

Dean of Students, Fadi al Khadi ,had a son who he claims was shot and killed near Nablus by Israeli forces protesting Israeli settler violence onto local Palestinians; a tragic reminder and source of inspiration to continue to advocate on behalf of his people.

But while both parties, Fatah and Hamas, invoke feelings of cynicism and as well as fear, to this generation of Palestinians, the parties mean something else.

Saaf Rayan, Fatah Rep.

The difference between hamas and fatah is ideological, there is one purpose of the parties to free Palestine from the river to the sea, but each movement, and to fulfill this prupose there must be an armed resistance in some cases, but we can't turn our backs on the language of speech and peaceful resistance for some situations as well.

Fatah in my opion will free Palestine because, because they are the head of the PA they have the power to bring…or legitmiizes  the worlds sympathies and support, either in the Palestinian community, the UN or the Arab world.

Meanwhile for some students like Yihya Rabea, head of the Hamas delegation and now head of the student council as well, they believe a new approach is in order.

Yihya Rabea

, we see in the movement of Hamas, the ideal movement in freeing our prisoners, it’s the logical and humanitarian and its imagine is slandered by by Israel and foreign countires, but the it’s the perfect movement and it’s the white pigeon, an example is the protests in gaza with the march of return, this is the example of hamas.

Nashat 8:00-8:22 hamas is like a ship

Nashat 11:35-12:00 personally I hate hamas but PA failed

 

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