Middle East Violence Continues Into Muslim Holiday

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A Palestinian man, wrapped in his national flag, inspects the rubble of destroyed buildings and houses in the Shejaiya residential district of Gaza City, on July 28, 2014, on the beginning of the Muslim Eid festival ending the month-long fast of Ramadan. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Fighting between Israel and Gaza continued today, the start of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that concludes Ramadan, in spite of a United Nations call last night for an “immediate and unconditional” cease-fire.

A long-term truce to end the violence between Israel and Hamas has not been reached. This is the 21st day of the bloody conflict.

Daniel Estrin, who is reporting for NPR in Jerusalem, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with the latest from Israel.


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