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A.M. Links: House Suing Obama, Ebola Epidemic Out of Control, Israel to Investigate Gaza School Shelling

Source: reason.com – Thursday, July 31, 2014
Before the House voted, largely along party lines, to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) suggested on the House floor yesterday that the lawsuit against the president was a "veiled attempt" at impeachment and claimed Democrats never tried to impeach President Bush even though he "pushed" America into the Iraq War. In fact, Rep. Lee co-sponsored a bill to impeach Bush in 2008. Democrats continue to use the threat of impeachment, suggested by Democrats, to raise money and political support. In a town hall meeting yesterday, Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) warned that the state government won't be able to meet all of its pensions obligations. The Peace Corps is evacuating from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone over concerns about the ongoing Ebola outbreak while Doctors Without Borders warns the epidemic is out of control. Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza . A government spokesperson said he was sure Israel would apologize if it finds it was responsible for the attack. Prosecutors in China have formally charged with "separatism" a Beijing-based Uighur professor who disappeared with seven students seven months ago, although there was no mention of the students. George Bush will be writing a book about his father, George Bush . Follow Reason and Reason 24/7 on Twitter, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you— sign up here .

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No One Is Winning The War In Gaza — Yet

Source: www.businessinsider.com – Sunday, July 27, 2014
As the death toll soars, both sides claim success, while mediators flounder TWO weeks into the Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza, more than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed, at least 5,000 injured and 150,000 displaced. The Israelis have lost at least 42 soldiers and three civilians. Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, who has been trying in vain to mediate, said that this round of war has been worse than the Israelis' previous biggest effort to knock out Hamas, in 2008-09, because Palestinian civilians this time have "no way out". Gazan schools run by the UN's refugee agency, where at least 140,000 Palestinians have sought shelter, have been hit. The Israelis say it is inevitable that civilians will be hurt, because Hamas uses them as human shields, by putting rocket-launchers and other military facilities in areas and buildings crammed with civilians. The United States and the European Union have defended Israel's "right to self-defence" in the face of Hamas's rockets. But a growing chorus of international human-rights organisations are accusing Israel of committing war crimes. Since Israel intensified its assault by sending in troops on the ground on July 17th, its forces have pushed deep into the densely populated strip, where 1.8m people are stuck within a coastal enclave 41km (25 miles) long and 6-10km wide. The Israelis say their troops, having cleared a buffer zone on the strip's eastern side, now control nearl

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FIRST PHOTO: Palestinian Terrorists Reportedly Capture Israeli Soldier in Gaza …Update: Envoy No Soldier Kidnapped

Source: www.thegatewaypundit.com – Sunday, July 20, 2014
Palestinian terrorists announced they had captured an Israeli soldier today in Gaza. Fireworks and shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” from local loudspeakers followed the news report. This photo was later released by the Palestinians. The Washington Post reported: Seventy Palestinians were killed Sunday in a heavy bombardment of a Gaza neighborhood and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas fighters, officials said. The Hamas military also announced that its fighters had captured an Israeli soldier. Abu Obaida, a spokesman for the Al Qassam Brigades, appeared on Hamas TV to announce the soldier had been taken prisoner. Minutes later, there were fireworks and shouts of “God is great!” from loud speakers. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the army was investigating the claim. A kidnapped Israeli soldier would represent a victory for Hamas and a difficult new challenge for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The last Israeli soldier abducted by Hamas was Gilad Shalit, who spent more than five years in captivity before being released in a controversial prisoner exchange in 2011 that freed 1,027 Palestinian security prisoners, some of whom carried out terror attacks against Israeli civilians. Shalit was captured by Hamas operatives who tunneled into Israel and snatched the corporal. So far Israel has denied the claim by the terrorists. IDF categorically denies Hamas clai

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