Press Releases: 08/01/14
Al Jazeera America (1)
“GAZA: WITNESS TO WAR”
AL JAZEERA AMERICA SPECIAL REPORT AIRING FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st AT 11 PM ET/8 PM PT
REPEATS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 11 PM ET/8 PM PT
NEW YORK AND GAZA CITY – Tonight at 11pm ET, Al Jazeera America will present “Gaza: Witness to War,” an hour-long comprehensive report with breaking news and analysis of the war in Gaza.
The special report will be anchored by Al Jazeera America’s Jerusalem correspondent Nick Schifrin, and will feature reporting from Al Jazeera’s resources in the region. The special broadcast will take viewers into the conflict and introduce them to the Gazans cut off and caught in the crossfire. It will take a closer look at Hamas, its weapons and its tunnels that lead into Israel. And it will show how even in a warzone, there’s an extraordinary desire and ability to preserve everyday life.
Al Jazeera America has provided extensive coverage of the conflict in Gaza, including interviews with experts and analysts representing Israeli, Palestinian and U.S. views of the conflict.
Nick Schifrin has reported on and lived in the region since November. Schifrin’s coverage includes reporting on the thousands of civilians affected by the war, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the violence and the fighting, as well as the presence of fighters and rockets inside residential neighborhoods. He has reported from both sides since the conflict began.
Al Jazeera America correspondent Paul Beban will report on Israel’s push to destroy the tunnels below Gaza.
Al Jazeera America anchor Jonathan Betz will report on Hamas and its history.
Al Jazeera America correspondent John Terrett will report on Gaza’s geography, its economy and the limits placed on its people. Al Jazeera correspondent Stefanie Dekker, John Hendren and Charles Stratford will join Schifrin reporting from Gaza.
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