USD Professor Examines Gaza Conflict

Jul 17, 2014

Israel and Hamas held a brief cease-fire on Thursday as fighting went into a tenth day. The two sides agreed to the pause following a request by the United Nations so that supplies could be delivered to Gaza.

Palestinians walk by the rubble of a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli missile strike on Monday.
Credit Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Air strikes and rocket fire quickly resumed following the cease-fire. The nearly two weeks of cross-border fighting has so far killed more than 220 Palestinians in Gaza and one Israeli, according to officials.

Timothy Schorn is an associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. He teaches Middle Eastern politics and is director of USD’s International Studies program. He joined Dakota Midday for some background on the latest events in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.