7am News Wrapup July 23
By THE CAIRO POST

Israel’s continued shelling of civilian homes in the Gaza strip and a hospital are among new possible war crimes that require urgent independent international investigation.

News:

American Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the reasons for the start of combat in Gaza should be tackled. He demanded Hamas to take responsibility for the death of civilians in Gaza.

7 Egyptian parties as well as a number of public figures have joined the Democratic Alliance for Civil Forces in preparation for running in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Inside Egypt:

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon invited Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to head the Egyptian delegation in the forthcoming Climate Change Summit, held in New York on September 23.

 Business:

The World Bank (WB) is set to fund $500 million to connect natural gas pipelines to 5.1 million housing units in Egypt.

Editors Picks:

NBC announced July 18 it had reversed its decision to withdraw its reporter Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza, after he witnessed and reported on the death of four Palestinian children by an Israeli strike.

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