Gaza Special Tonight on Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America has slated a one-hour special report for tonight (Aug. 1) at 11 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT with breaking news and analysis of the ongoing war between Israeli defense forces and Hamas in Gaza. Gaza: Witness To War will be hosted by Jerusalem correspondent Nick Schifrin, whose live report in Gaza on Thursday night featured the sight of an Israeli missile strike on a building nearby causing severe damage to the structure.

The special will also include reports from Paul Beban, Jonathan Betz, John Terrett, Stefanie Dekker, John Hendren and Charles Stratford, Al Jazeera America said. It will introduce Gazans cut off and caught in the crossfire; take a closer look at Hamas, its weapons and tunnels that lead into Israel; and show how residents are striving to preserve everyday life amid the death and destruction, the network said.