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Not your parents’ Israeli-Palestinian conflict   

A new generation has found connection and solidarity in opposition to the Israel-Hamas war. 
Palestinians families fleeing Gaza City and other parts of northern Gaza towards the southern areas, walk along a highway on Nov. 9, 2023, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

US holds firm against calls for cease-fire 

Unlike the revolution in Gil Scott-Heron’s 1971 satirical song and poem, the Israeli siege of Gaza is being televised. And streamed. And tweeted.

For many Arabs and Muslims under 35, this is not your parents’ Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is now theirs, a defining moment for a cohort that finds itself in solidarity with much if not most of the global south, as well as kindred spirits in the West, where pro-Palestinian politicians and protests have rattled US and European politics. 

The war has already taken over 11,000 lives in Gaza, mostly civilians, according to the Hamas-run Ministry of Health. US Assistant Secretary of State Barbara Leaf said this week that the casualties may be even more than reported. 

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