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As the conflict in Gaza enters its fourth month, Crisis Group’s Gaza-based researcher Azmi Keshawi, working with colleague Claudia Gazzini, tells the story of his family’s daily struggle to survive this devastating war.
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What is really needed to save innocent lives [in Gaza] is an immediate ceasefire.
There is no lack of support for the war [in Israel] but it is increasingly clear that the release of the hostages is in conflict with other goals.
It was completely foreseeable that the longer the Gaza war drags on, the higher the risks of escalation and regional conflagration.
The Israeli military is presenting their plan [on the future governance of Gaza] for the politicians to consider. It’s a recipe for disaster.
Israel and Hezbollah have pursued a new dynamic of tit-for-tat retaliation – launching strikes against each other below the threshold of triggering an all-out war.
[The] Houthis wanted to send a message: We are the group that is most committed to Gaza, not just in words but in action.
Joe Biden's pressure on Israel must go beyond stern words and leaked angry conversations.
Following Israel’s allegations that staff of the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees participated in the 7 October 2023 attack, several capitals paused or threatened to suspend their funding. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Daniel Forti explains why it is vital that they reverse course.
Originally published in Just Security.
The Israeli military campaign in Gaza following Hamas’s attack on Israel is taking an unacceptably high toll. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group urges the EU to call for a ceasefire and address the humanitarian emergency in the strip.
A political crisis has gripped Israel as its Gaza campaign grinds on with no end in sight. Not only are more than 100 Israelis still captives of Hamas, but many feel held hostage by their own failed leadership.
The Conflict Has Empowered Tehran—but Also Fueled Its Sense of Vulnerability
This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Crisis Group experts Mairav Zonszein, Robert Blecher, Tahani Mustafa and Heiko Wimmen to talk again about the war in Gaza, the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the strip and the risks of escalation on the Israel-Lebanon border.
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