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25 sty 2024
What is really needed to save innocent lives [in Gaza] is an immediate ceasefire. Arab News

Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa
19 sty 2024
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. The Guardian

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
12 sty 2024
It was completely foreseeable that the longer the Gaza war drags on, the higher the risks of escalation and regional conflagration. Reuters

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
5 sty 2024
The Israeli military is presenting their plan [on the future governance of Gaza] for the politicians to consider. It’s a recipe for disaster. The Guardian

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
3 sty 2024
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 New Arab

David Wood

Senior Analyst, Lebanon
1 sty 2024
[The] Houthis wanted to send a message: We are the group that is most committed to Gaza, not just in words but in action. CNN

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Senior Analyst, Yemen

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