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Memorable World Moments of 2012

Israeli-Palestinian Clash

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Israeli-Palestinian Clash

Fighting between Israel and Hamas escalated to the brink of a possible ground war in mid-November. Al Arabiya’s Hisham Melham and the University of Haifa’s Dan Schueftan talk about what happened and what the U.S. role should be. The two sides later agree to a cease-fire. Hamas militants speak to the media in this photo.

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