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Jon Queally, staff writer
A United Nations school in the northern Gaza Strip, where hundreds of Palestinians were seeking refuge from Israeli bombing, was itself hit by missile strikes on Wednesday night, killing at least 16 people and wounding close to one hundred others. "Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A Fifa vice president on Tuesday demanded that the World Cup organizing...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Brazilian farmers say their GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests, Reuters...

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It's hard to find a scrap of hope in Gaza. Perhaps just this: The number of righteous, including Jews, bearing witness, and seeking justice for the Palestinian people. Rejecting the tired claim the violence is "for us, for our ancestors, for our children," Jews are refusing, occupying, hauntingly reading the mourners' Kaddish over Gaza's dead and vowing to end the "inhuman wilderness" they are seeing. It's not much, but it's something. In the name of the innocents lost, of blessed memory.

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