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daily 07/10/2014

    • A key part of the Israeli military strategy is air power, to be sure, with frequent strikes on Gaza from jet fighters and drones, aimed at Hamas officials, headquarters, rocket factories, launchers and arms stores, the Israeli Army says. However well-targeted the strikes, there is almost always collateral damage. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 40 Palestinians in crowded Gaza are reported to have died so far since Monday night, some of them youngsters and not all of them combatants. No Israelis have been killed.
    • Former Senator Bob Graham, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee during its difficult and incomplete inquiry into the 9/11 attacks, has devoted the better part of his retirement to criticizing the government for continuing to classify 28 pages of their report pertaining to Saudi involvement in the attacks. Teasing out the knowable details of this involvement, and how it reflects on the Bush family’s longstanding special relationship with the Saudi royal family, was something of the driving force in Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan’s Pulitzer Finalist history of 9/11, The Eleventh Day. It is a genuine unsolved mystery.

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