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Understanding the Israel–Hamas War

This staff-curated list of resources will help provide history and context of the Israel-Hamas war, as well as offer information on how to help its victims and fight against hate.



Articles and other resources

Israel is at War with Hamas. Here’s What to Know | CNN (continual updates)

Israel Under Attack: Latest Updates | US Dept of State (continual updates)

How the Hamas Attack on Israel Unfolded | Axios (October 12, 2023)

What’s the Israel-Palestine Conflict and How Did It Start? | Reuters (October 11, 2023)

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Global Conflict Tracker (updated June 10, 2024)

Israel-Gaza Crisis | United Nations

The Israel-Gaza Conflict in Maps | US News & World Reports (October 13, 2023)

What is the Palestinian Group Hamas? | Reuters (October 11, 2023)

What is Hamas and What’s Happening in Israel and Gaza? A Really Simple Guide | BBC 

What is the Gaza Strip? | NPR (October 10, 2023)

The Times of Israel

Muslim Jewish Advisory Council

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs






Streaming Movies

The Arab-Israeli Wars: Israel’s String of Triumphs (2022 – Kanopy)

The Arab-Israeli Wars: Victory Without Peace (2022 – Kanopy)

Holy Land: A Year in the West Bank (2014 – Kanopy)

Gaza (2019 – Hoopla)


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