In an interview with Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East. On the clashes between Hamas and Israel, he cautioned about the seriousness of the situation. “I agree Israel has the right to defend itself. But when people are killed, it inflicts further wounds which are slower to heal. Which next time brings the region closer to conflict.”
Every day, Alhurra Television’s dedicated team of journalists regularly risk their lives to bring viewers the latest news and information from the Middle East. On Sunday, July 13th, Alhurra correspondent Maithem Al Shibani and his cameraman were embedded with an Iraqi military convoy in North Babylon when clashes broke out between the Iraq military and ISIL. The exchange occurred over six hours. During the exchange of fire Shibani suffered shrapnel injuries to his hand. The cameraman sustained injuries to his chest, back, head and hands and is currently being treated in a nearby hospital. In spite of the danger Shibani witnessed, he still filed a report on the harrowing experience.