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Death toll rising as war in Israel rages on

More than a thousand people gathered in support of Israel Monday evening on the IU campus.

(Joe Hren, WFIU/WTIU News)

Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU.

The Israel Defense Force and Hamas militants continue to exchange fire as the war in Israel shows no sign of ending.

Israel bombed multiple targets in the Gaza Strip Monday night and into Tuesday morning, leaving areas in dust and rubble. Thousands of lives have been lost on both sides and thousands more have been displaced.

The conflict began last weekend when groups of Hamas militants launched hundreds of rockets into Israel from Gaza and attacked several cities near the border. More than 250 civilians attending the Tribe of Nova music festival celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot were killed and many others taken hostage in what is believed to be the worst civilian massacre in Israeli history.

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Early this week, Israel announced the mobilization of 360,000 reservists, leading to fears of all out war and mass destruction.

This week on Noon Edition, we will talk with experts about the war in Israel, the history of the region and the lasting impact of the war.

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Günther Jikeli - Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor at IU's Institute for the study of Contemporary Antisemitism at the Borns Jewish Studies Program

Dan Segal - Jean M Pitzer Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Professor Emeritus of History at Pitzer College of the Claremont Consortium of Colleges in California and a member of Jewish Voice for Peace-Los Angeles

George Hale - Lived and worked in areas of Israel and the Gaza Strip for 7 years

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