This is a new regular feature compiling articles about the region from multiple sources. Post your news links and comments about the Middle East on this thread and we’ll start a new one every time the last one gets too full. Regards, The Agonist Team.
In Gaza, one-in-three of those killed or injured is under 18
The rockets slammed in, two in succession, just after 11.30 at night. When Huda Tawfil had shaken herself awake through the confusion and terror, her first thoughts were for her baby. Seeing what she did through the smoke and flames, she burst into tears.
The Iron Dome kept missiles at bay, but another ‘dome’ shields people from reality
Israelis are congratulating themselves on the success of their Iron Dome missile shield. But across Israel these past years has fallen a different kind of iron dome, one that isolates the country rather than protects it, which shields its people from the realities of the Middle East, from Gaza and the West Bank and Lebanon and the rest of the Arab world.
Both Baghdad and Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region claim jurisdiction over oil rich territories
Iraq’s Kurdish region has sent reinforcements to a disputed area where its troops are involved in a standoff with the Iraqi army, a senior Kurdish military official said, despite calls on both sides for dialogue to calm the situation.
(Image: Independent UK)