happening at this hour. we have the very latest. dramatic change in a sudden reversal of fortune. the doctor battling ebola, his prognosis improving after he walked into the u.s. clinic by himself. his fellow american due to be flown back soon. dr. sanjay gupta has the latest. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. good morning to our viewers from across the u.s. and around the world. welcome to "new day." it is monday, august 4, 6:00 in the east. we begin with breaking developments in the middle east where israel is almost three hours into a one-sided cease-fire. the situation on the ground already seems to suggest otherwise. israel said it would hold its fire for seven hours. a palestinian official claims an air strike was launched shortly after the pause took effect injuring 30 people, making the cease-fire more dubious, hamas
never even agreed to it. >> one of the big reasons, this comes a day after another deadly air strike near a u.n. shelter that drew some of the strongest criticism yet from the united nations and the united states. anderson cooper is joining us from jerusalem on the ground there this morning with the latest. what is it looking like just a few short hours into this cease-fire, anderson? >> about three hours into this cease-fire israel has said there's been at least 23 rockets fired into israel from gaza since midnight east coast time. but i want to get you the latest details on the cease-fire. despite the early trouble we told you about, we're about three hours in with four hours to go. israel agreed to hold its fire despite refusals by hamas. israel say it is truce does not apply to soldiers working to destroy terror tunnels including tunnels into israel. the israel defense forces say it will respond if fired upon. a senior palestinian jihad
operative was killed. we believe donian monsieur was targeted before the cease-fire began. the pause in hostilities comes in the wake of another air strike near a u.n. shelter. the united states went to call it disgraceful despite them claiming that they were targeting -- for more response, let's go to john vause. john? >> reporter: anderson, as you say, three hours into the cease-fire in gaza city, roads are once again jammed. shops are opened, the markets are crowded. many people taking an opportunity just to simply head out and resupply. children heading out to play in the open. something they haven't been able to do safely for many, many weeks. israel says it is investigating what may have been a strike on a house here in gaza city. about 20 minutes into that humanitarian window. right now they say they do not know what happened, what may not have happened.
the palestinians say the home was hit by an air strike. 30 people were hurt. at least one person, an 8-year-old child was killed. the israelis say this is a limited cease-fire. their military operations are continuing, especially in the southern part of gaza. this morning gaza is just hours into another humanitarian cease-fire. israel defense forces declaring the seven-hour window allowing food, water and medical supplies to enter gaza, help for families devastated by attacks. but this humanitarian pause excludes areas still occupied by the idf including the town of raffa. when firing took place early sunday near a u.n. boys school sheltering 3,000 people. an explosion hit just outside the school's main gate injuring dozens, leaving at least nine dead. it's the seventh u.n. school
rocked by violence in the past month. the u.s. state department released a scathing statement condemning the strike near the school calling the incident appalling and disgraceful saying in part u.n. facilities, especially those sheltering civilians must be protected and must not be used as bases from which to launch attacks. the u.n. secretary general calling it a, quote, moral outrage and a criminal act. over the weekend dozens of powerful explosions rattled the israeli-gaza border, israeli military saying more than 100 rockets had been fired towards israel on sunday alone. hamas says the reason why they're not entering into this seven-hour-long pause in the fighting, they say, first, they don't trust the israelis, and secondly, they say this humanitarian window is just simply an attempt to divert attention from what happened at that u.n. school in raffa over
the weekend. anderson. >> john vause from gaza. mark reg gave is the chief spokesman for prime minister benjamin netanyahu. 23 rockets israel is saying has come in from gaza since midnight time east coast. palestinian officials are saying industrial violated the cease-fire 20 minutes into the strike. >> that's not true. when we give an order from our forces to hold fire, they hold fire. from 10:00 this morning local time we ceased all offensive operations against terror targets, except for the special locations like in raffa where we have an underground operation to find the tunnels and terror targets. yesterday some 220 trucks entered the gaza strip with humanitarian support. we're working to fix power lines, working to fix water pipes to make sure the people of
gaza receive both power and water. we've said to all gorn governments and aid agencies, anything you want to send to gaza, we will facilitate the age. >> what about the strike on the house at 10:20? >> i'm not aware of that. i can't tell you it's israeli ordnance. we don't know what happened in this case. >> to palestinian officials who say this seven-hour cease-fire by israel, unilateral, is a smoke screen to deflect attention from the criticism that israel received, really very strong criticism from the u.n. calling it a criminal act, even from the united states, calling it disgraceful. why strike near a shelter where you know there are some 3,000 people? >> first of all, this is the seventh humanitarian cease-fire that israel has agreed to or initiated. >> also the seventh strike near a u.n. school. >> if we want to discuss the u.n., let's be clear. what whapd yesterday we're reviewing very carefully.
we do know there were three members of islamic jihad who we targeted. it appears people were killed in collateral damage. i don't know if that's because of our ordnance or they were carrying explosives. >> the united states says nevertheless, even if there are militants operating nearby that israel must take greater caution when they know that there are thousands of civilians sheltering in a place that you have told them to leave one area. there's not many places that they can go. >> let's be clear. no ordinance fell in the u.n. school. no one inside the school was hurt. we don't target u.n. facilities. >> people outside the school, there were a large number of deaths and injuries. >> that's correct. we want to minimize -- we don't want a single civilian casualty in gaza. >> to hear the united states saying that israel has to take greater caution, greater thought
to live up to their own desire not to attack civilians, you say what? is it appropriate? they say it's not appropriate to fire artillery shells. >> it wasn't artillery shells. it was a missile, targeted hitting that collateral damage. it wasn't artillery fire or mortar fire. it was a specific rocket. we do hold ourselves to a high standard. when innocent civilians are caught in the cease-fire, it's an operation failure. it's something we deeply regret. we don't want to see the civilians caught up in a cease-fire. >> what happens at the end of this seven-hour window. >> we will continue our operations against terror targets in gaza. ground forces are winding up operations in the tunnels, redeploying our forces in defensive positions. >> does that mean no israeli troops in gaza? >> it's too early to say that because the operation in raffa is continuing. we've got a very aggressive
nerve center there of tunnels and hamas activity that has to be dealt with. >> when you say you're going to withdraw to defense positions, does that mean out of gaza? >> some in, some out. >> in terms of any kind of negotiations, there are palestinians waiting in egypt and saying they're willing to talk? >> our level of faith in hamas' ability to honor any arrangement made internationally is at an all-time low. what happened on friday, we were given assurances, the u.n., the americans were given assurances from the qataris that all palestinian factions would abide by the cease-fire. 1 1/2 hours in we're brutally attacked and three people are killed. >> on friday you thought the israeli soldier had been captured, thought there was a suicide attack. now neither of those are the case? >> we were correct at the time. we said that we had two soldiers killed. he waited one or two hours before saying that because we have to notify the families. we said immediately soldiers have been killed and we said one
of them has been abducted. we never said we knew he was alive. from our point of view, operationally you presume he's alive until otherwise determined. in the course of searching for him there was evidence discovered that he was unfortunately killed and he was buried, as you know, yesterday. >> mark regev, thank you very much. later we'll have ambassador riad monsieur, palestinian observe tore the united states. >> thanks so much. over to michaela now. good morning everyone. let's give you a look at your headlines. in iraq i.s.i.s. militants are gaining crucial ground, seizing the country's largest hydroelectric dam. after battles with security forces sunday, sunni extremists also seized control of three towns in northern iraq, sending thousands of people fleeing to the nearby mountains. rescue operations under way
this morning after a deadly 6.1 magnitude quake struck southwestern china. at least 380 people are dead, nearly 2,000 are injured. thousands of homes were destroyed. right now troops and firefighters are digging through rubble looking for survivors. however, heavy rain is blocking roads and slowing relief and rescue efforts on the ground. a senate report detailing the cia's controversial interrogation tactics, the 6,000 page report reflects how the cia techniques helped bring down osama bin laden. president obama banned the practices after taking office. he said friday the cia had, quote, tortured some folks during george w. bush's administration. those are your headlines, guys. let's talk about michaela's old stomping ground. california having a rough go of it. one person has died, thousands more stranded in southern
california. this all comes after heavy rain and mudslides pummeled san bernardino county. flash floods carrying heavy debris cut off roads to the towns of forest falls and oak glenn. among the trapped right now, some 500 children at a church camp. let's get over to meteorologist indra petersons with a look at more on this. was it too much rain in a short period of time? >> exactly what's going on. when you think of southern california, you think of drought conditions. not in the summertime. monsoonal thunderstorms can quickly bring heavy rain and deadly mudslides. >> everything slides down and it's just this rush of rock and water and mud. >> reporter: torrential rain and deadly mudslides leaving residents missing and campers trapped in two southern california towns. the rushing water overtaking drivers and leaving cars stranded. this helicopter footage shows the extent of the flooding. emergency workers forced to break the windows of this car to make sure nobody is trapped
inside. the mud flow leaving roads impassable. 500 children and adults trapped at a local church camp. crews using bulldozers and heavy equipment to try to reach the campers as air rescue crews worked to free residents and their be loved pets. this van almost completely emerged in mud on a destroyed campsite. >> i knew it was a flash flood, we were in the middle of it and we only had minutes to turn it around. >> the powerful water knocking this hot tub from its foundation. some roads covered with six to eight feet of rock as floodwaters continue to make driving extremely difficult and dangerous. >> this is the worst we've had since at least 1969. i don't feel like it's stopping. >> notice where forest falls is and where the heaviest thunderstorms are. this area is prone to this. whether the thunderstorms occur 50, 60 miles away, all the rain comes down these canyons and
takes campers by surprise as heavy water and mud as thick as five to six feet with rush into the area, seemingly coming from nowhere. >> absolutely seems like it came from nowhere when you see how submerged the van is. >> a sneaky aspect. it looks like water, but actually a mudslide, much more force. people are taken by surprise. >> very dangerous. let's take a break. coming up next on "new day," a second american infected with the deadly ebola virus is heading home. her colleague has already been flown to the united states and seen a dramatic change. dr. sanjay gupta is at the hospital this morning with the latest developments. plus the u.n. and u.s. given the strongest condemnations yet of israel's shelling. israeli's prime minister isn't backing down. what will be done, if anything? we're live from the white house with the latest. [ man ] cortana, when my wife calls
remind me to tell her happy anniversary. [ cortana ] next time you talk to caroline, i'll remind you. [ siri ] oh no, i cannot do that. oh, and remind me to get roses when i'm near any flower shop. sure thing. remind you when you get to flower shop. i can't do that either. cortana, it's gonna be a great night. [ beep ] oh wow! thanks for the traffic alert. i better get going. now that is a smart phone. ♪ oh, wait ♪ it's 'cause you make me smile ♪ ♪ oh, wait i make a lot of purchases foand i get ass. lot in return with ink plus from chase. like 50,000 bonus points when i spent $5,000 in the first 3 months after i opened my account.
and i earn 5 times the rewards on internet, phone services and at office supply stores. with ink plus i can choose how to redeem my points. travel, gift cards, even cash back. and my rewards points won't expire. so you can make owning a business even more rewarding. ink from chase. so you can. "vocce vanduccos!" "when your favorite food starts a fight" "fight back fast" "with tums." "relief that neutralizes acid on contact..." "...and goes to work in seconds." ♪tum, tum tum tum tums! "and now, try great tasting tums chewy delights." "yummy."
take them on the way you always have. live healthy and take one a day men's 50+. a complete multivitamin with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. age? who cares. (water dripping and don't juspipes clanging)ncisco. visit tripadvisor san francisco. (soothing sound of a shower) with millions of reviews, tripadvisor makes any destination better.
change for her colleague dr. kent brantly. he arrived saturday and he was actually able to walk by himself into emory university hospital. doctors say they're encouraged by what is obviously an improving condition. we have chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta live at emory university hospital. doc, you were actually there when you watched the patient be unloaded. what was your impression of watching him walk under his own power and all the preparations in place? >> surprised i would say, chris. we heard dr. brantly was quite sick, even that he had deteriorated in terms of his condition a few days prior. to see him walking up, i was quite surprised. i think a lot of people were quite surprised. let me emphasize how much of a first there is. there's never been an ebola patient in atlanta, at this hospital, really anywhere in the united states or this continent. so this is really a historic time. i want to bring you up to speed on the last couple of days.
>> this morning an american jet arriving in liberia to pick up nancy writebol, the second ebola patient. she'll be flown back to the united states on tuesday for treatment at the same atlanta hospital where the first american patient is currently being treated. the other patient is dr. kent brantly, waking up in that atlanta hospital after a lifesaving and well orchestrated emergency evacuation from liberia. he's the first patient infected with the ex-bowl la virus to ever set foot in the united states. medically, scientifically, historically, this is a first. watch as brantly walks off the back of the ambulance. remember, just last week his condition was described as grave. we have subsequently learned he received an experimental serum while in liberia and was even able to shower prior to departing from his flight. >> he seems to be improved from the reports we got earlier. ebola can be deadly. in people who are healthy the
fatality rate may be lower than the ones we're usually quoting. >> reporter: brantly was flown nearly 6,000 miles in this special medevac jet, outfitted with a special containment unit to keep him stabilized and also to keep the personnel on the plane safe. after the plane landed in a military base outside of atlanta, he was transferred to emory university hospital. one of four sites in the country with a special containment unit. dr. bruce ribner leads the team charged with saving brantly's life. he gave me an exclusive look at the suit he and his team have to wear each time they enter the room. >> this is the mask with the air purifying system. covered from head to toe, his own vital signs will need to be checked twice a day. but he says this is an assignment he has trained for his entire life. >> they deserve the best medical care to try and resolve this infection that they can get.
>> reporter: that care we're describing is taking place right behind me. this is the hospital. one thing about that jet real quick, chris. that's the only jet of its sort really in the world. after it dropped off dr. brantly, it turned around, got reoutfitted back to liberia and nancy writebol, the second patient expected here before noon tomorrow. >> we have two big things to unpack here, the actual treatment and the circumstances of safety. we know you have the doctor there. we'll get to that in a second. sanjay, the curiosity of what do you do, if there's no known cure for ebola, we know about these mystery serums he took and supposedly a blood transfusion from a young boy he had been treating. what do they think is working for him? what happens going forward? >> reporter: the real goal in a situation like this is you want to basically allow the body to overcome the infection and support the body while it does so. so the body could eventually
fight the virus, but if it becomes too dehydrated, the person may die. you provide fluids. if the person has bleeding problems, you provide blood. that's the real goal. there's also these investigational drugs which you alluded to, the idea that you take the fighting cells to ebola and put them in somebody's blood to help them over come the infection. i think that is real, that's something a lot of people are investigating and it could be what he received as well. so we don't know yet but i think some of those details are forthcoming. >> any idea whether or not they're going to do that with ms. writebo l. she got the serum as well. there was that very powerful story of where brantley gave the dose of what they thought was the last dose to writebol. it turns out there was another one so they both got one. what about her planned treatment? >> reporter: i think it's very much the same. my understanding of these types of treatments, they go on over a few days. while they may have started the treatment, for example, in liberia, the continuation of the
treatment is expected to happen here. >> can we bring in dr.ize cough, sanjay? >> he's right here next to me. this is chris qom ma. >> good morning, chris. >> a lot of high interest in this situation for one big reason. the question is this safe? what can you tell people? >> simple answer of the question. it's absolutely safe. it's safe because the health care workers at emory university hospital's isolation unit and all the providers who helped get the patient here are trained for this. they've worked for 12 years to develop the right protocols, policies and procedures. it's absolutely safe. >> people at home, we're watching. you're wearing these space-looking suits. you need your own breathing apparatus, a special jet. the whole thing seems fraught with risk. how many layers of containment are there if something goes wrong? >> i think it may have been
described before that how ebola is transmitted is primarily through contact or through droplets. if i were to touch sanjay or i was to cough in his face and i was infected, he would be at risk. but beyond that, it doesn't transmit by aerosol or by some -- as bruce ribner mentioned before, some magical pathway of transmission. so contact and trop let precautions are something that in health care we're very familiar with. that's true also for the ambulance crew at grady ms. they've taken special precautions not only when caring for the patient but when it's time to get rid of that medical waste. the crew at phoenix air has been prepared for this as well. i think, again, the 12 years of preparation is what has given us confidence we can do this safely. >> interesting you've been preparing for this kind of scenario. i guess you have to as we learn more about these
difficult-to-treat viruses going forward. does having a second patient compromise the circumstances? what's your capacity? >> no, i don't think the circumstances are compromised at all. but you raise a good question about capacity. there's a lot that goes into caring for a patient like this, and that capacity is also determined by just how critically ill a patient is. so we've always said the unit has the capacity for two to three patients. based on some factors and how well they're doing and what kind of resources we can bring to bear, the number might change. >> how long can you keep them? >> i think we can keep them until they're better. that's our goal. >> all right. so there's no timeline. sanjay, let me bring you in for one last point. again, we're seeing all these massive preparations and prophylactic systems in place at emery. then we hear about this doctor in tennessee who is self-born, with his daughter when he got off the plane, may have been exposed to someone when they
were sick. what do we do with him? >> it's an interesting point. as much as we talk about the sophistication of this isolation unit, quarantine for ebola is much simpler than quarantine for a lot of other diseases. again, it can only spread by direct contact after someone is already sick. ultimately, if he, in fact, has ebola, he's going to need to go to one of these hospitals for the treatment and get the fluids and some of these investigational drugs we're talking about. if he doesn't, then the self quarantine can be pretty effective for preventing future infections which is what the goal is. >> all right, sanjay. thank you very much. doctor, what i'm doing is engaging the suspicion because that's how we keep people calm in these circumstances, by asking the questions that will scare us naturally as the uninitiated. we don't understand how you stay safe the way you do. thank you for telling us what's going to happen. we look forward to updates and hearing that brantly is doing better.
we hope to hear the same about writebol. sanjay, thank you for being down there and watching it all happen for us. >> you got it. thanks, chris. coming up on "new day," israel is trying another cease-fire, but already reports it has been violated. moon while, unusually harsh words for the shelling of the u.n. school, the seventh time there has been damage to a u.n. school in this conflict. just a bad situation in the middle east. we'll take you through the latest. plus, another day without drinking water for residents of toledo. you'll hear the scary warning about the quality of their water. why and what can be done about it straight ahead. or creamy broths. everything she's been waiting for. carefully crafted with real seafood, real veggies, and never any by-products or fillers. wow! being a cat just got more enjoyabowl.
yyyup. with xfinity internet soyour family can use all their devices at once. works anywhere in the house. even in the garage. max what's going on? we're doing a tech startup. we're streamlining an algorithm. what's grandpa doing? hi... sssh, grandpa you don't want to be an intern forever. sorry dad, we have to get back to work, we have a deadline. we're going public! [cheering] the fastest in-home wifi
for your entire family. the x-1 entertainment operating system. only from xfinity. welcome back to "new day." we're following breaking news in the middle east. israel's military says three rockets have been fired from gaza just this morning. this since israel put a cease-fire in place for seven hours today. but the palestinian official claims an air strike was launched shortly after the pause took effect from israel injuring 30 people. israel, though, denies that claim. now international pressure is mounting on israel after a strike near another u.n.-operated shelter killed nine and injured at least 27 people sunday. the state department said in its statement it is appalled by the strike. the u.n. called it a gross
violation of international humanitarian law. joining us now to discuss is senior white house correspondent jim acosta live at the white house. when you look at this statement, this is not language we see very often. jen saki, the state department spokeswoman also using the word "disgraceful." >> reporter: that's right. this is the toughest language out of the obama administration directed at the israeli government since this conflicted started. let's put it up on the screen. it says the united states is appalled by today's disgraceful shelling outside a u.n. school in raffa, sheltering 3,000 displaced persons in which at least ten more palestinian civilians were tragically killed. it goes on to say the coordinates of these schools have been communicated to israeli forces. the obama administration basically saying to the israeli government, you know where these facilities are, you have to take
better care and greater steps to avoid these civilian casualties. couple with the u.n. statement from the u.n. secretary ban ki moon who called this a moral outrage and a criminal act, clearly the international community led by the united nations and the united states is becoming very, very impatient with the israeli government with respect to these civilian casualties, the israeli government, of course, says, kate, they don't target civilians and in many cases these are errant strikes that take out civilians near these facilities, kate. >> i want to know what you're hearing from the white house as well. there are some suggesting this morning this humanitarian cease-fire put in place by israel is somewhat in response to the strong international criticism coming in because of that strike. what are you hearing from the white house? >> reporter: you know, not really hearing anything about that. it is interesting that this humanitarian cease-fire is coming just hours really after this outrage started pouring in.
i suppose that question will be asked. you veal the state department spokeswoman jen psaki in later on. it's interesting in what you heard over the weekend, prime minister benjamin netanyahu is reported as saying he didn't want the obama administration second-guessing the israeli operation to root out the hamas militants in these tunnels, and so i think that is a reflection of some of the tensions that are going on between the obama administration and the netanyahu government. of course, the white house likes to bend over backwards and also say the israelis have a right to defend themselves and no government, no country would want to tolerate rockets coming down on civilian areas. >> what are you hearing about that point exactly? netanyahu reportedly saying don't second-guess in how to deal with hamas over the weekend. the questions of tension between especially president obama and netanyahu, that's not new at all. but publicly these two
administrations always talk about being on the same page and supporting each other. is that changing now or is this a little bit of more of the same? >> i think it's more of the same. i do think the level of really outrage in that statement from jen psaki is notable. i think this question will be coming up all day long. you'll have her on, josh ernst will be on later. the question will come up as to whether or not there are these tensions. the president was asked on friday about whether or not he has lost influence in the world, whether the israelis are listening to him when he's asking the israeli government to take greater steps to avoid civilian casualties. the president was sort of resigned in saying, look, the united states can't control every bad thing that happens in the world. but, again, obama administration officials reemphasizing they believe israel has a right to defend themselves. you did hear netanyahu over the weekend describe the united states as being terrific in all
of this. it was an interesting use of words. he also praised the u.s. government for the 200-some-odd million dollars appropriated by the congress to add to the iron dome system in israel. i think mixed in with some of thoesz those niceties, i think there is tension building between both of these administrations and i think we'll see some of that play out this week, kate. >> you do have tough talk. as you know, it was one of the few things that congress did before it left for recess, offering up more money to israel for support of the iron dome defense system. jim, thanks so much. busy day at the white house. thank you. >> reporter: you bet, kate. up next on "new day," much more out of the conflict in the middle east. hamas refusing to agree to this morning's cease-fire. does the militant group even want peace? hamas' political leader speaks out exclusively to cnn. also this. a tap water ban in parts of ohio still in place. toxic algae poisoning the water supply for nearly half a million
people. when will the water be safe to drink once again? [ man ] cortana, when my wife calls remind me to tell her happy anniversary. [ cortana ] next time you talk to caroline, i'll remind you. [ siri ] oh no, i cannot do that. oh, and remind me to get roses when i'm near any flower shop. sure thing. remind you when you get to flower shop. i can't do that either. cortana, it's gonna be a great night. [ beep ] oh wow! thanks for the traffic alert. i better get going. now that is a smart phone. ♪ oh, wait ♪ it's 'cause you make me smile ♪
♪ oh, wait having a perfectly nice day, when out of nowhere a pick-up truck slams into your brand new car. one second it wasn't there and the next second... boom! you've had your first accident. now you have to make your first claim. so you talk to your insurance company and... boom! you're blindsided for a second time. they won't give you enough money to replace your brand new car. don't those people know you're already shaken up? liberty mutual's new car replacement will pay for the entire value of your car plus depreciation.
yyyup. with xfinity internet soyour family can use all their devices at once. works anywhere in the house. even in the garage. max what's going on? we're doing a tech startup. we're streamlining an algorithm. what's grandpa doing? hi... sssh, grandpa you don't want to be an intern forever. sorry dad, we have to get back to work, we have a deadline. we're going public! [cheering] the fastest in-home wifi for your entire family. the x-1 entertainment operating system. only from xfinity.
welcome back to "new day," here is a look at your headlines. in iraq i.s.i.s. militants seized the mosul dam, the country's most important supply of water and electricity. this comes after they took over three towns in northern iraq, forcing hundreds of civilians to free. the u.n. is warning that those people are trapped in dire circumstances and are in desperate need of items such as food, water and mid sin. more than half a million people are still without drinking water in toledo, ohio. toxins believed to be from an algae bloom in lake erie contaminated the tap water. in an early morning press conference toledo's mayor says testing is shows the system is in place. alexandra field has more. >> reporter: another day begins without drinking water in toledo, ohio. >> we are still at status quo.
the do not consume is still in place. >> reporter: the national guard delivering water by the truck load. the red cross. store shelves are empty and people are clamoring. >> if i don't have water my baby doesn't eat. so that's going to be an issue. >> can't wash up, can't cook. it's hell. >> reporter: 400,000 people in the toledo area can't drink tap water. boiling it only makes the problems worse. the warnings first issued on saturday. >> everybody stay cool, stay calm and we'll get through this. wheel learn from this and we'll bring improvements. >> reporter: tissue appears to stem from algae blooms growing in lake erie. this shows a previous bloom so big you can see it from space. routine testing of the water supply uncovered the problem, turning up two water samples with dangerous levels of micro sis tin, a toxin sometimes
released by algae blooms. more testing is under way, additional results are needed before the ban can be lifted. >> i am not going to take any chances with this community's well-being and health. >> businesses and restaurants are closed. officials say the water is safe for adults to bathe in, but that's not recommended for people with sensitive skin or weakened immune systems. the toxin can cause sickness and infect the liver. in worst cases it can lead to liver failure. >> you don't appreciate it, don't know about it until you don't have it. >> reporter: alexandra field, cnn, new york. >> next hour on "new day," we'll speak with toledo's mayor about that on going water emergency in toledo, ohio. remains found along a california river have been identified to this man, shane miller, the suspect in the 2013 murder of his wife and two daughters. miller was profiled on cnn's "the hunt" with john walsh. the shasta county sheriff
announced the remains were identified through dental records and were discovered friday near the site where miller abandoned his truck last year. a new study shows that playing video games may not be that bad for children after all as long as it's in small amounts. researchers at oxford found children who play video games for an hour an hour or less a day were less hyperactive and more apt to care for others. those who spend more than an hour a day gaming not included in the study. there's a specific amount that those traits seem to show in. yet if you don't play at all or play way too much -- is that meaning moderation is key here? >> what? we don't live in this world. >> if you don't play at all, you're not as -- >> empathetic. >> says mr. empathy over here.
i'm not a gamer. maybe that's a problem. i should start playing more video games. i don't know. as a parent, i'm sideways on the video games. and there is no one hour. it's a real battle. anyway, let's get to the battle of the gridiron football. the long way finally over. nfl preseason got under way in the hall of fame game between the giants and the bills. this was great. the two teams widely predicted to be the second and third best franchises this season in new york battled it out. number one, of course, would be the new york jets. brian mcfaden has more in this morning's bleacher report. >> at least you root for your team. i'm a viking team. it's official. football is here. you can smell it. it may be just preseason, but don't tell that to diehard nfl fans and especially the players on the field getting ready to light things up. newly inducted hall of famer
michael strahan pumping up his former giants team. jim kelly on hand as well, currently in the middle of a courageous battle with cancer. giants' running game looked awesome against the defense. rookie andre williams led the way. giants win 17-13. this is trending on bleacherreport.com, tiger woods had to withdraw from the bridgestone invitational because of the bad back. he was clearly in pain after teeing off. this is his third tournament since back surgery. no word on the he'll play in next week's -- sergio garcia in contention. his tee shot goes way left, hits a woman on the hand, causing her to lose a diamond from her ring. they looked around for quite some time. garcia even offering up his phone number to take care of it. but great news, the diamond was eventually found.
by the way, guys, rory mcilroy beat garcia. that gives him the number run ranking. >> that must have hurt her hand. i want that diamondback. >> as soon as you said diamond, the whole rory mick ill roy is number one in the world thing was going to be lost on at least half of the audience. >> did rory pull diamonds out of his pocket? no. >> i thought about not mentioning it, omitting it from the entire script. >> pulled a rabbit out of his hat -- >> what about diamonds? up next on "new day," a fire rained exclusive interview with the political leader of hamas. what he says needs to happen now in order to end the conflict. we'll have that. >> key words there. the head of the political arm of hamas. the question is are the two arms really in concert? let's go back to that video, ebola on our shores. can american doctors beat this
virus or at least keep it contained from you? we'll have a live demonstration on some of the amazing new technology at play here just in case so you know what's going on. we'll tell you even before. look at me, i'm hot headed. >> look at me. i'm red-faced. >> do you see the baby in the belly? and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive and they're them. -yes. -but they're here. -yes. -are you... -there? -yes. -no. -are you them? i'm me. but the lowest rate is from them. -yes. -so them's best rate is... here. so where are them? -aren't them here? -i already asked you that. -when? -feels like a while ago. want to take it from the top? rates for us and them. now that's progressive. call or click today.
yyyup. with xfinity internet soyour family can use all their devices at once. works anywhere in the house. even in the garage. max what's going on? we're doing a tech startup. we're streamlining an algorithm. what's grandpa doing? hi... sssh, grandpa you don't want to be an intern forever. sorry dad, we have to get back to work, we have a deadline. we're going public! [cheering] the fastest in-home wifi for your entire family. the x-1 entertainment operating system. only from xfinity.
israel is midway through a seven-hour cease-fire in gaza to try to allow humanitarian aid into the gaza strip with one air strike reported since the pause began. this follows more air strikes that happened over the weekend one near a u.n. shelter. israel consistently says hamas deliberately shoots from civilian areas like these shelters to increase the fire. the leader of hamas's political wing sat down with cnn's nick robertson for an exclusive interview. a very important time to be hearing from this leader. >> reporter: kate, one of the things i asked him, you're so far away, in exile so far away from the battlefield in gaza,
are you really in command of them? he said absolutely. we're in sync, we've been through this before. i began by asking him this very contentious issue, why do they keep firing their rockets from civilian neighborhoods? president obama says it's irresponsible of hamas to fire their rockets from civilian neighborhoods. that's what you're doing. why do you do it when you know civilians are going to die? >> translator: look at the results. how many israeli civilians did our rockets kill? israel knows the number. meanwhile how many palestinians has israel killed? up until now 1,700 people, while we killed by israel's own admission, 63 soldiers. we kill soldiers, combatants while they kill civilians. >> because you're firing your rockets from civilian neighborhoods, that's where you're firing your rockets from. your rockets are fired
indiscriminately to civilian areas, tel aviv, jerusalem. president obama says you're firing from civilian neighborhoods. you know that means you'll have high civilian casualties. critics are saying the only reason you're doing this, you get the international sympathy because of high civilian casualties. >> translator: it is unfortunate that the u.s. administration and president obama have adopted the israeli narrative which is a lie. hamas sacrifices itself for its people and does not use its people as human shields to protect its soldiers. these are lies. and hamas does not seek international sympathy through its own victims. >> what are you prepared to do to get a cease-fire? are you prepared to destroy your tunnels? are you prepared to stop firing rockets at israel? are you prepared to accept the right of israel as a state to exist? >> translator: we are ready for a cease-fire. we don't want war.
we want the war to end today and we did not attack anyone. it was netanyahu who transferred the crisis that took place in the west bank on june 12 together gaza. he is responsible for this. we are ready to stop this war and we want cease-fire. >> are you ready to stop building rockets, ready to stop firing rockets? >> translator: i'll answer you. i'll answer you. why are there demands only on the palestinian people to get rid of their modest and simple weapons but no similar demands on israel, the occupying state? we are ready to discuss the removal of weapons. >> are you winning this war? >> translator: our steadfastness is itself a victory. for us to kill their soldiers while they kill our civilians is also a victory for the palestinian cause and for hamas. >> are you having a victory for your resistance for the cause
while so many palestinians are dieing? you've killed a handful of israeli soldiers. how are you winning? how is this a strategic victory? >> translator: our people are convinced today that the only way to get rid of the occupation and establish their state is through resistance, like all the people of the world have done, just like what the american people did when they got rid of the british occupation and as the french did when they got rid of the nazi occupation. >> president obama asked you to be more responsible, to not fire rockets from civilian neighborhoods. what concessions are you willing to make to get this blockade lifted? >> we are ready to take all the positive steps and we have done it before. let me say it. let the aggression end. >> get rid of the tunnels. stop firing rockets. >> i'll tell you, let the aggression end and the siege lifted and hamas and resistance will not fire rockets on anybody. we're defending ourselves full stop. >> you will stop the rockets?
>> translator: when the israeli aggression ends, we will stop responding to them. >> let's define. what is the aggression that has to stop? let's be very precise and clear. >> translator: israel has to stop all forms of aggression, missiles, jets, attacks by air, land and sea. they must open the border crossings and lift the siege. beyond that the main issue is to end the occupation and end the building of settlements because those are the true root causes of this conflict. >> i also asked about the issue that hamas stores weapons in schools and mosques despite the fact that israeli troops have found evidence of that, he said that is not true. he invited international monitors to come and take a look, chris. >> knias we hear from both side both sides say they want peace, but they're each waiting for the other to take the first step and it hasn't happened yet.
nic robertson, thank you very much. obviously the conflict in the middle east is at the top of the agenda. we have a lot of news morning. let's get right to it. >> the third attack on a u.n. shelter just like this in just under a week. >> what i hope from the israeli government it will seriously consider any opportunity to stop doing this. >> we will do what needs to be done to protect our people from these attacks from gaza. medically, scientifically, historically this is a first. >> they deerv the best medical care to try to resolve the infection they can get. dangerous levels of micro sis stint sometimes released by algae blooms. >> everybody stay cool, stay calm and we'll get through this. >> can't wash dishes, can't wash up, can't cook. it's hell. welcome back to "new day." there is breaking news in the middle east this morning. the latest attempt at a
cease-fire is iffy at best. palestinian officials say 30 were injured in an air strike shortly after the cease-fire began. israel denies the air strike and says three rockets were launched from gaza. we should mention hamas never agreed to the cease-fire. >> also israeli on going operations, those did continue during the cease-fire. israel says it has come under heavy criticism by the united states and the u.n. also today for a deadly air strike that happened near a u.n. shelter, this coming over the weekend. anderson cooper is back with us this morning live from jerusalem on the ground here. anderson, what are you seeing on the ground? what's the very latest? >> i want to get you up to date on the cease-fire details. we are more than halfway through with three hours to go. israel agreed to hold its fire despite no commitment from hamas. they say soldiers will continue to attempt to destroy tunnels. soldiers will fire upon and assume defensive positions on
both sides of the border when the cease-fire is over. we also learned a senior palestinian islamic jihad operative was killed in a mission over need. it appears man sewer was targeted before the cease-fire began. all this follows a deadly strike at a u.n. shelter. israel says they targeted three militants after nearly a dozen rocket launches from nearby that facility. they say it was a targeted strike. the united states calls the strike disgraceful. u.n. secretary general calling it a violation of international law. for more, let's bring in -- israel says they're going to continue operations in the area they're already operating. >> absolutely. they've declared it for themselves without agreement from hamas. what they're saying is wherever there are israeli soldiers already operating they will carry on their operations. also, crucially, you mentioned the hit on the u.n. school or
near a u.n. school where nine were killed, it will carry on as well. this is a selective cease-fire. nevertheless, this morning we are seeing people coming out of their homes, coming out of their shelters trying to survey the damage in gaza. if you take a look at the pictures over the last few weeks, many people have been trapped in their homes or shelters, unable to move anywhere. as u.s. secretary of state john kerry put it on friday, when they were supposed to have that three-day, 72-hour cease-fire and a break for those people, thigh need to get to the vital functions of life, food, water, no electricity in gaza for more than six days. people are starting to come out and make use of this break. but it's only a pause in certain areas. >> again, the clock is ticking, only three hours or so left in this cease-fire. we'll see what happens when it ends. appreciate the reporting. there is a lot more to talk about. i'll toss it back to you, chris.
>> anderson, thank you very much. do me a favor, stay with us so we can have a discussion and you can add obviously what you're seeing and hearing. on this side, aaron david miller, vice president at the woodrow international center, zefrd as a middle east negotiator in democratic and republican negotiations. we also have peter beinart, contributing editor for atlantic media, senior columnist for an israeli newspaper. thank you very much, gentlemen. coop, if i can bring you in first, three-plus hours, four hours into this cease-fire, but what are you hearing on the ground there if that's what this is really perceived as? >> reporter: certainly there's a lot of support in israel for the operations that have taken plus thus far. there's no doubt about it now that support continues to hold. people are waiting to see what's going to happen at the end of the cease-fire. the israeli defense forces say
rockets have already been fired in the four hours of this cease-fire, fired from gaza into israel already. for their part palestinian officials say israel violated the cease-fire some 20 minutes into it with a strike on a house in a refugee camp. israel says they're investigating that but say they don't have information on it thus far saying they don't believe it was them. so the tit for tat continues. there is support in israel for the operations. people want to see hamas significantly weakened. no doubt about it. >> coop makes a very strong point, peter. in israel there's tremendous support to keep going, keep getting this done. when we look at the situation on the ground, the improvement this time, this cease-fire is that people do seem to be able to go outside and get what they need in gaza. like last time, hamas not on board. israel is pulling out but not really, still doing the operations which seems to aggravate the tension. another u.n. shelter bombed
people say wrongfully. does any of this look like improvement? >> i think the core problem is that each side has a goal that they're not very close to being able to accomplish. israel wants the demilitarization of the gaza strip. nobody knows exactly how to demille terrorize the gaza strip if israel isn't going to be in permanent control of that territory. hamas wants some lifting of the blockade. there's been no suggestion that this israeli government is going to offer to do that, nor is the egyptian government going to do that. you an egyptian government very hostile to hamas. that's the core reason you're not able to get to a cease-fire is because both sides have goals. the other side is not prepared to concede at this point. >> mr. miller, a big flash point at least internationally is what keeps happening at these shelters. we have the strongest language yet from the u.s. and u.n. big words, appalled, disgraceful. the u.n. saying they think it is
a crime. but for all the talk, what are they going to do about it? >> they're not going to do much. but look, there's a certain reality here. no matter how compelling israeli talking points on this, the fact that hamas co-locates high trajectory weapons, fighters in densely populated areas. the talking points when compared with the pictures and the asymmetrical picture of the casualties really cause the israelis to lose and they are losing the pl game. the question in the -- the israelis removed themselves from cease-fire operations and operating unilaterally in an effort to preserve as much flexibility as possible, not get bogged down in hamas-negotiated cease-fires. as you saw this morning or yesterday, they tried to impose their own. the objective is to try at least at this phase to deny hamas the political victory they want.
the real issue here in the end is this, i think. after 28 days 1800 plus palestinians dead, 67 israeli soldiers, three israeli civilians and a major humanitarian crisis in gaza. will the end game here, the end state be any different than the previous two rounds in 089-089 and 2012. that's the struggle to shape the next several weeks. you can't live cease-fire by cease-fire on this. it's way too early to determine how in the end this is going to play out. >> basically you're saying any u.s. efforts to negotiate peace at this point are fruitless because this doesn't end until israel gets done what it believes it needs to do. until then, you might as well just wait. >> in '08-'09 it ended with a june lat religion cease-fire imposed by the israelis. i'm not sure you're going to get
this. hamas' military wing believes its winning. in 2012 it ended with a negotiated cease-fire by the egyptians. you're not going to get that either because you have sissi in power. john kerry tried twice, and the reality is right now there's still insufficient urgency on the part of israel or hamas. i would still believe hamas does want to continue this a while longer, to stand down. that's the struggle and the challenge for diplomats in the international community over the next several weeks. >> anderson, on the ground there what's the feeling about whether the u.s. bungled the last cease-fire and the appetite for cease-fire in general? >> reporter: well, certainly there was a lot of concern within the israeli government and people here about john kerry's role in this, a lot of
public criticism of john kerry for what israel viewed as a flip-flopping from originally backing egyptian's proposal and then 24 hours later bucking a proposal from qatar and turkey. a lot of anger. the public statements from the israeli government have been supportive of president obama and general kerry. behind the scenes there's been a lot of tension, a lot of back and forth. a report this weekend that was not denied by the prime minister benjamin netanyahu, some tough words that he reportedly had for secretary of state john kerry essentially saying don't second-guess me when it comes to hamas. he did not come out and deny saying that in so many words. he'll be crippled with the tone of the comments made in that private conversation. i think there's a lot of concern that the u.s. -- particularly from the blunt statements that, as you said, chris, it's the strongest statements yet by the united states condemning actions by israel, the statements yesterday that were made in wake
of a hit near a u.n. shelter. >> anderson thank you for bringing up the quote from netanya netanyahu. when you take the strength of that tone, it's going to sting and no change in tactics. is the u.s. kidding itself here in terms of its ability to broker peace? >> the truth of the matter is, the obama administration despite its private deep animosity towards the netanyahu government, hasn't been willing to challenge the israeli government because the domestic political costs are too high. i don't think the united states government or obama administration ever believed that netanyahu was willing to negotiate a two-state solution with mahmoud abbas. barack obama has made the political decision again and again that the political costs with this israeli government are too high and obama has been weakened in his leverage over the israeli government because
he's not that popular in israel. i think that's why you've been able to see benjamin netanyahu be able to get away with basically not having to listen that much in the u.s. >> one button point for you, mr. miller. coop had a great back and forth with regev, the spokesperson from israel. regev said, hey, this is the seventh time we've tried a cease-fire here, we've tried to do the right thing. anderson said it's also the seventh time that one of these u.n. shelters have been hit. is that what we're seeing here? do you believe this is more about pr than about peaceful restraint? >> no. i think the israelis are operating in a set of conditions which basically makes it impossible to avoid civilian casualties. last week the u.n. is claiming the israelis used heavy artillery and that caused the damage and the destruction and the death at the other u.n. compound. i don't know. look. my view is israel's policy is
not amoral. they're not casual or reckless. the reality is they have certain objectives. preserving civilian life may be a factor in shaping israeli policy, palestinian life but it is not the driving force. that i think is one of the reasons, that and the fact that hamas continues to co-locate its military resources in densely populated areas that you have a catastrophe that you have, and ultimately that is the real problem. i talked earlier about the end state. unless we get a better outcome this time, think about what is occurring over the last four weeks, and most of it frankly is going to be in vain. we've got to figure out a better way to create a more stable end state. that will not, chris, be an easy thing to do. >> not easy to hear but the realities are very important. people have to keep their eyes open about the practicalities. peter beinhart, thank you. coop we'll be back with you.
thank you for weighing in. a lot of other news as well. let's get over to michaela. iraq's largest dam and a key oil field are now in the control of sunni militants. they also seized three more towns over the weekend. by taking over the mosul dam sunni fighters have the ability to flood major cities or withhold water from them in their bid to topple iraq's shiite-led government. rescue workers searching for survivors this morning following a deadly 6.1 magnitude quake that struck southwestern china. nearly 400 people are dead, 2,000 others among the injured. the chinese government has sent over 2,000 troops to the region, but heavy rains are blocking roads and slowing relief and rescue efforts. a u.s. marine jailed in mexico since march is due back in court today. andrew tam reese si admits to
driving to mexico with weapons. he says he merely took a wrong turn from the california side of the border into tijuana. leaders from across africa are in washington for the first u.s.-africa summit. they will focus on economic development and establishing ties with u.s. businesses. this is the first time a u.s. president has hosted a conference of african leaders. the presidents of liberia and sierra leone were forced to cancel their attendance because of the ebola outbreak in west africa. that is such a big issue in west africa, obviously a topic of discussion there, 000 prevent the spread of it. i also guess that there will be a conversation about the school girls that are missing and being held captive by boka haram. they have a lot of things to discuss today. >> thanks, michaela. up next, the second american ebola patient set to arrive in the united states tomorrow as we learn that the first patient ever treated for ebola in the
united states seems to be improving. we'll have an update coming up. the big concern is about the virus spreading. there is a new device that can catch it before it happens. we'll have a live demonstration of this potentially lifesaving technology. you're getting a taste. look how big and red my head is. you two look nice even in thermo color. don't just visit new york.
your studied day and night for her driver's test. secretly inside, you hoped she wouldn't pass. the thought of your baby girl driving around all by herself was... you just weren't ready. but she did pass. 'cause she's your baby girl. and now you're proud. a bundle of nerves proud. but proud. get a discount when you add a newly-licensed teen to your liberty mutual insurance policy. call to learn about our whole range of life event discounts. newlywed discount. new college graduate and retiree discounts. you could even get a discount when you add a car. call liberty mutual for a free quote today at see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance.
the first known patient to be treated for ebola is back on u.s. soil. hees improving in an atlanta area hospital this morning. that doctor who contracted the virus in liberia received an experimental serum before being airlifted to the u.s. incredibly he is seen walking under his own power into emory university hospital. meanwhile, another american infected with the virus is expected to arrive back home in the u.s. tomorrow on board an isolation jet. their arrival on u.s. soil has many concerned that ebola could spread in the u.s. we want to bring in our chief medical correspondent dr. san yea gupta live at emory university hospital. i know they're taking extraordinary measures to make
sure this patient is isolated, but ebola is on u.s. soil. >> reporter: there's no questions you can understand the concerns. everything we know about ebola are the stories from central and west africa. the idea, again, that it could spread, that now it's here in this country, it could cause another sort of outbreak is so remote, so unlikely that i think scientists feel pretty confident being able to take care of this patient here. keep in mind, michaela, this doesn't spread through the air like a flu virus or like sars or something. you have to have close contact with somebody who is already sick. this isn't somebody walking around an airport shaking hands. they're usually in bed or in a hospital and only health care workers -- that's why you see them covering up all of their skin, so they don't get any of the body fluids on them. i think very, very low to the general public. health care workers have to take special precautions. we know it has a 90% fatality
rate. that is the part that freaks so many people out. we have an interesting guest here. one of the concerns is how to detect when people are sick. we want to bring in gary strahan, founder and ceo of infrared cameras, incorporated. this is a company that can detect people who are sick. this is mind-boggling to some of us. you think these thermal scan cameras can detect and have been used to detect when people are ill. >> absolutely. the cameras see radiated energy emitted from the human body. we we use them in screening in airports internationally to detect fever. it can't actually detect the ebola virus, but it can detect fever. >> as sanjay has talked to us about, you have to screen for it a blood test. but if someone is sick with a fever which is one of the symptoms of ebola -- let's jump
ahead. i want to show you a picture. you took this picture and brought it for us. >> exactly. >> this is a male and he is healthy. no fever here. >> exactly. that's exactly right. in the image the dark -- the green areas are cool, the red and white areas, as you'll see maybe in the next image are much more warmer. this is an individual -- >> it makes sense because we think of green as cooler, red as a hot head. this would be normal, a normal human being. so let's look in contrast somebody -- >> this is me. i actually had a stomach virus and i took an image of myself. you can actually see the white areas here are elevated temperatures. the warmest areas on the human face are at the tear duct. >> isn't that interesting. i didn't know that. >> we were joking about chris's nose being so green.
>> your nose is cool because you're breathing. >> that makes sense. >> the human body emits copious amounts of infrared light. the cameras see the light given off or emitted. it hits the sensor or the camera and is converted into a temperature measurement. >> you brought a device with us. let's come over and take a look. i think it's amazing. you've talked to us about how the colors change. you have the camera pointing at our camera, a little back and for forth. if we look on the big screen, again, this is live. you can see the areas of exposed skin. the fellows' hands and heads are the hottest. >> exactly. >> in the image again, the color pallet -- i'll quickly switch to another screen. the rainbow pallet, dark is cold and white is hot. we can adjust this screen and actually change the image. we can make it darker, we can make it lighter. >> let me ask you, these are
healthy men. >> that's correct. >> these are healthy men. if they were sick, it would be even more intensely red? >> absolutely. if they were sick and if i lower the level and span down, we can actually make them look hot falsely. the actual temperature measurement is here. you can actually see you're actually doing a readout within this area box, this one on the screen is giving you a minimum average and maximum temperature. >> so if you were using this at an airport, it would be one person at a time. they would be screened. you would have what would be average, what would be high and then you'd also have some sort of alarm or alert if the person was quite ill? >> exactly. for example, if i take the area box and put this around something that's more than 100 degrees, we would alarm. you see the system going into alarm. >> that would alert authorities. >> it's picking up the light in the background. >> so quickly, let me ask you, once they determine this is a
person that is sick, what would happen? they would be separated and quarantined? >> yes, they would be separated and quarantined and likely given a blood test. they would likely be given a blood test from the system, too. the only way the ebola virus can be detected is by a blood test. >> let's bring back in dr. sanjay gupta. to me, this seems like this would be a really important tool especially when you have people coming into the country but not being widely used in the united states. why is that? >> reporter: obviously with some of these things as with any public health thing, you want to make sure you're giving a test that is both sensitive and specific. it sounds like this is pretty sensitive based on what you're describing. obviously people have temperature or fever for lots of different things. so how much do you want people doing blood tests, even quarantining for a period of time. with ebola, the fever is, for
example, 101.5 is considered a fever with ebola. i'm not sure if he can comment. that's a specific number, can it quantify how much of a fever the person has? >> can it quantify how much fever a patient has? >> it can pinpoint and quantify the temperature, the surface temperature. we're not measuring core temperature, we're measuring surface temperature. surface temperature is typically going to be lower, a little cooler than the core temperature. just as you put a mercury thermometer in your mouth, it takes a couple minutes to get the actual core temperature of that individual. >> interesting use of this technology. we appreciate you bringing it down to let us see it. gary strahan, we appreciate it. as always, dr. sanjay gupta, we appreciate your voice of reason. we'll be following it along as this ebola outbreak continues. >> we'll take a short break here on "new day." breaking news out of jerusalem
welcome back. breaking news. israeli police say a terror attack was carried out in jerusalem amid a cease-fire declared by israel and gaza. officials say something about a tractor slamming into a passenger bus trying to overturn it. let's get the latest from anderson cooper who is live in jerusalem with the details. this might be video we're just getting in right now. what do you know about this terror attack?
>> reporter: this was an incident that occurred a short time ago, about three or so miles from the location we're in in central jerusalem. you can sort of make out in some of the video an overturned passenger bus. what police say happened is a tractor, heavy earth moving equipment, a bulldozer was used by the driver to slam into that bus turning over the bus. when police arrived on the scene, the driver of the tractor was still behind the controls. some of the video actually shows the tractor still moving. police officers responded, shooting the driver of the tractor, killing him according to israeli police. they say the bus itself, the passenger bus was empty at the time, but the bus driver was injured and one other person was injured as well. we're not clear who that second person is who was injured. but again, the israeli police are labeling this a territory attack. they say they shot and killed the driver of the tractor which overturned this bus. as strange as this may sound,
this is actually not the first time some heavy equipment was used in an incident like this. there have been two past incidents several years ago. so this is something that israeli has seen before, but certainly it just adds to the tension here in this city as we have some three hours, a little less than three hours to go before this cease-fire, the unilateral cease-fire that israel called is supposed to end. >> i think you hit it with the right word there. strange as it sounds. i would assume at this point there's no claim of responsibility or knowing anymore details about who was involved here. >> reporter: no. we have not heard any claims of responsibility at this point. as i said, police say they shot and killed the driver of the tractor. so we're obviously trying to find out more about that person's identity as well as the conditions of the two people said to be injured in this attack. you can see in the video the bus laying over on its side. in some video you can see the
still tractor which is not far away. so there's still more to learn, i think more video is going to be coming out of police actually responding to the scene. this occurred really just within several minutes ago really. so we're trying to collect as much information as we can. >> lay out again -- terror attacks are not uncommon within israel. you said as strange as this sounds, this type of terror attack is not also uncommon. >> reporter: that's true. there were two other incidents that i recall. i believe one was 2008 and another one was 2009 where heavy equipment was used to crush some cars. i can't remember the details of the other one. but this has occurred. this was, as i said, in central jerusalem, in an area near international hotels. not much of a planned incident this was or exactly the circumstances surrounding it. we have crews on the scene trying to gather information. >> absolutely. a lot more detail to come. anderson is on the ground for us. anderson, thank you so much with breaking details.
>> let's take a quick break on "new day." when we come back, is the media part of the problem in the middle east? is hamas spinning us or is it israel? we'll speak with a columnist who said the media is enabling the campaign against israel. >> for a third day, 400,000 people in ohio have been told not to use their tap water. we'll speak with the mayor of toledo, ohio, about the top water ban and when he believes residents are going to get some relief.
police in jerusalem shot and killed the driver of a tractor who overturned a passenger bus. two people including the bus driver were hurt. that attack happened during israel's seven-hour humanitarian cease-fire in gaza. it all comes after another deadly shelling near a u.n. shelter in gaza over the weekend. the u.s. state department and the united nations have both condemned that attack. when it comes to covering this conflict, a different look at this, what is the media's role. lee ha beebe vice president of content at salem radio network and columnist for the international review. you call the western media, you say western media is enabling hamas. you say it's hamas eco conspirators. where is the media lacking? what is lacking? >> i think it's context. who is hamas? who are they and what's their history and their goal? i believe the goal of hamas is strategy. the point of the spear is the media and dead children and dead
women. they used to use women as human bombs, women and children. now they're using them as human shields. the american people, the world need to know hamas' strategy. i don't believe that the media is covering it. where are the hamas soldiers? we don't see them because they're hiding. we see the israeli soldiers. they're wearing uniforms. why do we only see the images of dead women and children and not the i'm hajjes of hamas soldiers? that needs to be context liesed by the media. >> how then should the media cover it? do you believe the media should ignore the deaths? >> absolutely not. but it's -- the point of the matter is it's hamas' strategy to delegitimize israel by making it look like they're killing indiscriminately women and children when we know that's not the case. in fact, israel has gone to great lengths to not kill women and children. they could have done drone strikes. they're risking their soldiers in very tough combat terrain and
they're losing their soldiers. they could lose none. the point of the matter is there are tunnels, tunnels throughout gaza. hamas has used all that concrete not to build roads, but to build tunnels, terror tunnels that head right into israel. what is israel to do? >> i know cnn and my colleagues have reported extensively about the tunnels. wolf blitzer even went into a tunnel with israeli soldiers to take a look at the tunnels and also covering the israeli side. mark regev, the prime minister's swoex man has been on cnn, been on our show almost daily. when you have a statement coming from the state department just overnight from jen saki saying the united states is appalled and calling it disgrateful, got to cover that as well. >> you do. but that's the error of the state department. you have to cover it. where the media is complicit is
in context lizing this entire problem. there's a monster in the room, it's hamas and radical jihad, it's i.s.i.s. in mosul, for the first time in 1600 years there is not a christian mass. christians are being driven all over the middle east away from their homes, killed, executed, asked to renounce their faith. i think presenting this story as a story of the hadfields and mccoys, as a moral equivalency between israel and hamas is a tragedy and a fatal error by the media. these are nazis, hamas. they're making life miserable for the people of gaza. in the end the people suffering the most are the people of gaza. >> that seems to be very true. and hamas, we've noted, they don't believe in the right of israel to exist. also this idea i think is very interesting and very perfect that we're talking about this today, the idea that hamas is trying -- as you point out in your article, the idea that
hamas is looking for mounting casualties because they want the sympathy of the international community, because they want to put that out there as israel's problem, that is a question and a criticism that our nic robertson actually posed to khalid meshaal in an exclusive interview. this is what meshaal said in response. he said that the u.s. has now adopted the israeli narrative. it's all lies. how can it be both ways. how can the u.s. media be hamas eco conspirators and also adopting the israeli narrative. >> do we care what the, quote, hamas narrative is? this is the point. nic did a beautiful job in that interview and i commend cnn for periodically doing that kind of work. the fact of the matter is, as i pointed out before, this is not a case of the hadfields and mccoys. this is a case of hamas using women and children as human shields and israel having to do what it has to do to protect its
own citizens. the good guys in this case are israel and the bad guys are hamas. this isn't my opinion. i think the world will know ultimately down the road that radical islam is the problem, whether it's hamas, whether it's i.s.i.s., whether it's al qaeda, and presenting this as a case of moral equivalence is a tragedy. i just wonder if the newsrooms of america and the world, are you wondering, are you pausing to reflect upon the idea that maybe you're being used as dupes but very evil regimes to make the case that israel and hamas are the same, that they have the same world vision, that they have the same visions for their citizens and their people? i'd ask this. where would you rather be a woman or someone who is gay? israel or anywhere else in the middle east. >> the conversations, i assure you, have been going on in our editorials and meetings, there have many conversations about who we should cover. i'm very proud of how cnn has
done it. i know you're not pointing the finger directly at cnn, talking broadly about the western media. here is my question, though. important to have a conversation and look inwardly and to criticize ourselves and see how we can do a job better. that's for sure. but also what do you think the impact is of the coverage, let's say, on the american people? nbc, they just put out a new poll, a joint poll, nbc, "wall street journal" and maris poll. the results show 54% similar thighs more with israel. only 7% say they similar thighs with hamas. you can be critical and say no one can similar thighs with hamas, but majority of people still stand with israel. >> i think that's good. i think the american people having experienced in 2001 the effects of a radical islamic ideology are able to see through the obfuscation or at least the idea of trying to create a template tore reporting fairly for both sides.
i think the american experience has been that radical islam has been a real problem for them. i think they see through just about everything that's been occurring in the media. >> i got to stick you on this one point. we are on the ground. we have an anchor, wolf blitzer on the ground in jerusalem, anderson cooper there as well, mark regev on on a daily basis. we cover when israelis are killed. we've covered israeli funerals. i don't think i need to be defending cnn. i also want to make sure that you're not saying we should not be covering or questioning when the casualties continue to mount, the united states, we do the same thing when the united states sees mounting casualties on its own part when the united states is involved in a conflict. >> i'm not saying that at all. you should cover it. it's the contextization. who is hamas? as you're covering hamas, do the folks really know who they are, who they've been and who they want to be? have we routinely reminded
people about their desire for the destruction of israel? that's your negotiating partner. how do you negotiate with a partner who doesn't want to see you alive? this is the problem. it's the context. routinely and continually reminding people who hamas is and who israel is. >> lee, thanks so much for coming. a great conversation. >> thank you. up next on "new day," toxic algae has left more than 400,000 people in ohio without drinking water now for three days. when will the water be safe? we'll talk about it. (vo) get ready!
fancy feast broths. they're irresistabowl... completely unbelievabowl... totally delectabowl. real silky smooth or creamy broths. everything she's been waiting for. carefully crafted with real seafood, real veggies, and never any by-products or fillers. wow! being a cat just got more enjoyabowl. fancy feast broths. wow served daily. but with med-care, i don't have to! waiting to get my diabetic supplies is such a hassle . they deliver everything i need right to my door! with free shipping! plus, med-care takes private policies, medicaid, even my medicare! now we have the time to do the things we love. med-care. we deliver a better life.
nearly half a million people are without drinking water in toledo, ohio. toxins from the algae bloom in lake erie contaminated the lake water there. residents are advised not to drink or cook with it. in an early press conference, they announced new testing is being done to show the system is safe, however he's choosing to keep the water advisory in place for now. alexandria hamel has more. >> reporter: we are watching the drinking water in ohio. the national guard delivering water by the truckload. the red cross handing out gallons. >> come get some, come get it. come get it. >> reporter: store shelves are empty and people are clambering for cases. >> if i don't have water, my baby doesn't eat, so that's going to be an issue. >> you can't cook, it's hell. >> reporter: 400,000 people in the toledo, ohio, area can't
drink tap water. boiling will only make the water worse. >> everybody stay cool, stay calm, and we'll get through this, we'll learn from this and we'll bring improvements. >> reporter: the issue appears to stem from algae blooms growing in lake erie. this shows a bloom so big you can see it from space. row teen testing of the water uncovered the problem churning up water samples of dangerous results released by algae blooms. >> i'm not going to take any chances with the community's wellbeing and health. >> reporter: businesses and restaurants are closed. the water is safe for adults to bathe in but that's not recommended for people with sensitive skin or weakened immune systems. the toxin can cause sickness and affect the liver.
in the worst cases, it can lead to liver failure. >> you don't appreciate it, you don't know about it until you don't have it. >> the testing showed that in two neighborhoods the toxin was present in the water there. people living in the area have been advised not to drink the water, don't boil it because apparently boiling it intensifies the toxin. essentially it reduces it down and concentrates it. also, don't give it to your pet or put it in formula, don't brush your teeth with it or bathe in it. >> don't use it unless you absolutely have to. and hopefully they are figuring it out to get the supplies out. >> we are hoping that's the case because folks are going across the state to neighboring areas to get water. it's a mess. let's go from one water situation to another with the mudslides that have shut down a
southern california town leaving thousands stranded. heavy rain and mudslides are arealiareal pummeling san bernardino county. the flash floods are carrying heavy debris and cutting off roads to the region. among them, there are 500 kids at a church camp trapped. people are trying to get through them. we have our meteorologist checking this situation out. you have two sides to this, the reason why it's happening and the ongoing rescue efforts being hampered until it stops. >> people are confused thinking, this is california, we have drought conditions, right? in the mountains you have monsoonal amounts of rainfall that are bringing deadly mudslides. >> everything slides down and it is just this rush of, like, rock and water and mud. >> reporter: torrential rain and deadly mudslides leaves campers
trapped in two southern california towns. the rushing water overtaking drivers and leaving cars stranded. this helicopter footage shows the extent of the flooding. emergency workers forced to break the windows of this car to make sure nobody is trapped inside. the mudflow leaves roads impassable. 500 children and adults trapped at a local church camp. crews using bulldozers and other heavy equipment to try to reach the campers as air rescue crews work to release residents and their peps. this van almost completely submerged at a campsite. >> i knew it was a flash flood and that we were in the middle of it and we had minutes to turn around. >> reporter: the debris knocked this hot tub from its foundation. some roads covered with 6 to 8 feet of rock making driving extremely difficult and extremely dangerous. >> we are still looking at just trying to clear the roadways and make sure that people are sheltered in place. >> just take a look at where the
heaviest thunderstorms were. notice very far east and north of the region, what happens typically in this area, the deep canyons, no matter where it rains, 15 to 16 miles away, all the rain goes down the steep canyons to form in 5 to 6 feet of mud and takes a lot of the campers from this campground by surprise. >> 6 feet of mud. oh, my goodness. >> it's much thminnesota than jt water. we can't forget those communities. we'll take a break near on "new day" and come back with more on the terror attack in jerusalem. anderson cooper is there with the latest. and we'll spotalk to a spokeswo who has harsh words in terms of action. question, was the shelling of another u.n. shelter the turning point? and for the first time in history, ebola is on u.s. shores because we brought it here.
[ siren wailing ] visit tripadvisor miami. [ bird chirping ] with millions of reviews, tripadvisor makes any destination better. but parallel parking isn't one you do a lof them.ings great. with millions of reviews, you're either too far from the curb. or too close to other cars... it's just a matter of time until you rip some guy's bumper off. so, here are your choices: take the bus. or get liberty mutual insurance. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. see car insurance in a whole new light. call liberty mutual insurance.
good morning. welcome to "new day," it is august 4, 8:00 in the east with breaking news out of the middle east. an attempted terror attack this morning. israeli police say a tractor slammed into a passenger bus before the attacker was killed by israeli police. >> this comes after the israeli cease-fire. both sides say it is being violated. anderson cooper is just a few miles from where the attack happened. anderson, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, guys. this occurred just in the last hour. you're seeing the video, a heavy piece of earth-moving equipment. it repeatedly slammed into a passenger bus. about six times or so, trying to take it over and finally tipping it over.
there was a police officer near the scene and shot the driver of the earth-moving equipment vehicle, shot him dead. the driver of the vehicle now is said to be laying by the side of the vehicle according to israeli police. there are conflicting reports about the number of injured. right now we believe three people have been injured, but again, these are early reports, but the driver who alleged to take place in what israeli police call a terror attack, they say this is the alleged terrorist who has been shot by israeli police. that person is laying next to the vehicle. the exact motivation, we do not know much about the driver of the vehicle itself. early reports are that the passenger on the bus, i'm sorry, the driver of the passenger bus was also injured and taken to the hospital. the bus itself was said to be largely empty, so it certainly could have been a lot worse had there been more people on the
bus. we are trying to gather more details. this occurred in central jerusalem three or so miles from our area near international hotels. i should point out, this is not the first time that an incident like this has occurred. back in 2008 and 2009 there were two incidents, one with a police car crushed and another civilian vehicle was hit as well. but again, this obviously is adding to the tension here with two hours until the end of this self-declared cease-fire or pause in the conflict by israel. hamas has not agreed to this. israel says there have been at least three rockets fired into israel in the five hours or so that this cease-fire has been in effect. all of this, of course, just adds to the dramatic development to which we have seen over the last 48 hours here. this is a seven-hour cease-fire agreed to that israel agreed to. hamas gave no agreement to hold its fire, but palestinian officials blame israel saying that israel fired an air strike
shortly after the cease-fire began, some 20 minutes after the cease-fire began, killing one and injuring 30, hitting a family house. israel disputes that and says rockets have been launched from gaza, three rockets in all. and this comes a day after the u.n. and u.s. have the harshest criticism of israel on record following another deadly air strike near a u.n. shelter. we'll go to john voss with all the latest. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: hey, anderson, a different scene here in gaza city. the streets have come alive with just two hours now in the humanitarian window which was declared by the israelis as streets have been filling up and shops are back open. the children are back out playing on the streets. it's also a chance for many people to head back to the neighborhoods that were hit hard by the israeli military offensive. many homes have been leveled and many people are now going through the rubble and are
searching for the bodies of those who were killed. a number of bodies have been pulled from beneath the rubble from those schools. now, from those homes, rather. this is a limited unilateral pause in the fighting declared by israel, but they said the military offensive will continue in parts of gaza n particular down south around the southern border town of rafa. those military operations are ongoing with the u.n. school was hit on sunday. the israelis firing the missile and nine palestinians were kill there had. and the reason why hamas did not agree to this cease-fire, or at least one of the stated reasons, they say that this humanitarian window, well, it's just a diversion by israel to take away from all of the international condemnation of what happened at that u.n. school in rafa. anderson? >> john, we'll check in with you throughout the day. simon is standing by at the scene of what police call a
terror attack near the scene. sima, what is the latest? >> reporter: let me talk you through the scene here. i just arrived from the other end of the street here in jerusalem. as i came down, there was a huge crowd and then i saw this overturned bus. you can see it clearly is the number 291 that goes through this area. a digger right next to it. apparently a young man was driving, he hit a car on his way to try to overturn the bus. he did manage to overturn that, so there were two police officers on patrol in this area at the time. they got into an encounter with the man and they shot him. now, what i've been told by the police spokesman is that when there's a life-threatening situation, officers are permitted to shoot. and this man was killed. in fact, his body is still lying
on the road behind me next to the digger where she was shot dead. apparently paramedics came to try to resuscitate him and he died right here at the scene. one other person has been killed as well. that was a pedestrian passing by at the time. the bus was actually empty. the driver, the only person inside it, we are understand that he's being seriously injured. but as you can see, anderson, i'm going to step aside and let you take a look, there's a lot of police officers here, i believe there's 18 police officers and border police on site already. they acted very fast. and there are a number of fire crews here that are now going to try to clean this up, but this has created a huge amount of attenti attention. this is a rather orthodox neighborhood, a jewish neighborhood here in the center of jerusalem. there are huge crowds surrounding here. families looking over from the
tops of roofs of their balconies, and there's been a helicopter as well circling. that's because they are not only looking at this area but they are looking at all areas around here. the police spokesman also told me they are now making inquiries in various other neighborhoods to try to prevent anything like this from happening again. anderson? >> saima, do we know anything about the identity of this vehicle operator, the possible motive for this? i mean, it seems pretty obvious that police were quick to label this a terror attack. this wasn't, from the video we have seen, it wasn't just a mistake. this was multiple strikes by what looks like a backhoe against this bus trying to flip it over. i counted at least five or sticks streams, but have police released anything on the identity of the driver? >> reporter: they haven't, actually. i did ask that from the police spokesman. i asked how he knows that this
is a terror attack. and he said, well, this has happened in the past, particularly in jerusalem. a couple of years ago, 2008 and 2009, consecutively. someone jumped into a digger to try to overturn the police car, overturn some civilian vehicles as well. so it's happened before, but on this occasion, they simply don't know the answer. i asked him who the man that was in there that is now lying dead behind me, and they said they are still going through his paperwork to try to identify him and find out who exactly he is. but they are labeling this a terror attack based on the assumption that this has happened before. and let's not forget the environment this is happening in, the ongoing military operation in gaza. anderson? >> all right. appreciate it, thank you very much. we'll check back with you on the scene. chris, back to you in new york.
what we are not showing? >> well, chris, cnn has been reporting it, you have been talking about it, every day the world is watching as innocent civilians are killed, as children have shrapnel pulled out of their back. we can all look to make an evaluation more can be done. that doesn't change the fact that we believe israel has the right to defend itself. we want to do everything to support israel's security, but we are looking at a devastating situation here in gaza and there's more that can be done. >> and then the other point of pushback. prime minister netanyahu, don't second guess me again on hamas. forget about what his tone is or
what it wasn't. the words by themselves stand to the idea that the u.s. got it wrong in the last cease-fire negotiation. you misread the timing, you misread hamas as a two-headed organization. and you were talking to the wrong one. fair criticism? >> absolutely not. i'm obviously not going to speak to reports of leaked private diplomatic conversations, but i will say, chris, with every day that passes and every day that passed last week, more people were dying. and we have absolutely no regrets of working with both parties, with the egyptians, with the turks to do everything to put in place a cease-fire. clearly, there's more that we need to do to get back to a cease-fire to have negotiations with the key issues troubling both sides for a long time. >> do you think the united states can do anything to end this until israel is satisfied, it has gone far enough with the
tunnels and what it sees as the demi demilitarization of the united states? >> when you look at the situation you have on the ground, what we want and what we are calling for, what the u.n. called for and the international community has called for is a prolonged cease-fire to have a negotiation about the key issues. that is not an issue that can be worked out or addressed in 24 to 48 hours. it is something there needs to be a longer discussion about. so that's the point we want to get to. the egyptians have indicated they are willing to host it so let's get back to that discussion. >> any discussion or is this unreasonable, you tell me, any discussion about saying, look, we'll give you these rounds and artillery, but they can only be used for certain things. is that a reasonable way to limit exposure to civilians in gaza? >> well, i think our statement yesterday sent a clear sign that we believe more can be done to
limit civilian casualties, prevent civilian casualties, and we think again israel should hold itself to its own standard. that doesn't change the fact that we have a strong partner with israel, we are a security partner with israel and will continue to support them in that regard. and at the end of the day, we don't believe, we believe they have the right to defend themselves. we don't believe that the people of israel should be living with the threat of terrorist attacks coming into their cities and towns every day. >> i don't mean this to come across disrespectfully, but you tell me that the straight take on it is, given what you just said, when you use the harsh words, they seem kind of empty because the u.s. supports israel almost unconditionally. you know why they are doing this, you know they are going to keep doing it, so why even come out with a statement like that that kind of injuries israel but you're not really going to do anything to stop the practice? >> well, chris, with all due respect, i think you are oversimplifying the issue here. the issue is that israel, we believe they have the right to
defend themselves, and we understand that they can't, the people of israel can't be waking up every day with terrorists coming in through tunnels threatening their lives and threatening the health of their people. but at the same time as they are defending themselves, there's more that can be done to prevent attacks that are impacting civilians in gaza. this is something that we see in war zones around the world. this is not an ask or a standard that is uncommon. that a country like the united states or a country like israel should hold itself to. >> one last point, the demilitarization of gaza, there are different points of weapons, ideas can be weapons, people can be weapons, you have a generation of kids growing up in gaza now who are seen five wars in three years. those kids are going to grow up with a very definite notion about how they feel towards israel and frankly probably the united states. what about that impact? how does that get controlled? >> te >> well, chris, that's a very important part.
one of the things the people of gaza want to discuss is increased economic opportunity and access through crossings, this is an issue that should be on the table. the united states has been a big contributor to not only humanitarian assistance but economic assistance as well as others in the international community. but until this changes, we have seen it around the world, it is hard to see how the viewpoint changes and that needs to be point of the discussion as well. >> jen, we'll be following this closely. thank you for answering questions this morning. appreciate the opportunity to have you on "new day." a lot of other news as well, let's get the headlines from michaela. >> here we go, iraq's largest dam and key oil field are in control of the isis militants. they took over the mosul dam and sunni fighters have the ability to flood major cities or withhold water from them in their bid to topple iraq's shiite government.
a team of international investigators and observers are back at the flight 17 crash site in eastern ukraine after pausing to assess security. they are now working on the scene focusing on recovering victims' remains. investigators say shelling in the area was close but it is not clear where it was coming from. back at home firefighters are battling two raging wildfires in northern california. eight homes have been destroyed and a hospital in the path of the flames was evacuated. officials evacuated three other communities in the area and say more than 700 homes remain in danger. 95 square miles of the national forest have burned as of sunday night. california governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency over the weekend. a u.s. air force plane crossed into swedish air space to avoid rocket fire last month. the electronics surveillance plane was approached by russian jets and it flew into sweden
briefly before air traffic controllers told them to leave swedish air space. interesting that this is just being disclosed now. >> exactly right. >> often the case. often the case. you don't know when you need to know. we'll take a break on "new day," breaking new details on the serum that may have saved the life of that american doctor who is battling ebola. we have dr. sanjay gupta to answer the most pressing questions. and one person is dead, many more stranded after dangerous mudslides are happening out west. cars abandoned and children left waiting for rescuers as rescue is still happening right now. we'll have the very latest coming from california.
in new york state, we're changing the way we do business, with startup ny. we've created tax free zones throughout the state. and startup ny companies will be investing hundreds of millions of dollars in jobs and infrastructure. thanks to startup ny, businesses can operate tax free for 10 years. no property tax. no business tax. and no sales tax. which means more growth for your business, and more jobs. it's not just business as usual. see how new york can help your business grow, at startup.ny.gov
welcome back. breaking details exclusive to cnn about the two american patients infected with ebola and a secret medication that likely saved their lives. dr. brantly is now receiving treatment at an atlanta hospital and has shown incredible improvement. writebol, the woman who will be flown back to the united states tomorrow. cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is live at emory hospital. sanjay is on staff at emory but you were able to get new details, extensive details on this serum. what are you learning?
>> reporter: it was quite extraordinary to hear the story of this serum, this experiment tall therapy stored at subzero temperatures being flown into liberia expressly for the use of dr. brantly and dr. writebol as you mentioned. this is a medication that came in three viles that needed to be thawed out naturally and then given to the patients. originally as we have been reporting, dr. brantly said let's give the medication to nancy writebol first saying he was younger, more robust, that she would benefit from the treatment better, but at some point during that process, his condition really took a turn for the worse. he started to develop labored breathing and really, really was struggling. he as a doctor himself apparently told people close to the area that he thought he was going to die. and at that point the medication was actually administered to him
instead. he told us 60 minutes after the medication was administered his condition completely reversed. his breathing became regular. he had a significant rash over his body and he improved really quickly and was able to take a shower before getting on the pre-planned medical evacuation jet ride back here to the united states. but we have been hearing so many stories back and forth about the experiment experimental therapy and got more detailses on how this transpired and what the therapy is. >> fascinating what the therapy is. that's been a big question for everyone as we have been learning about the experimental treatment. we do know from your reporting this is the same experimental treatment both have received. >> first it was dr. brantly and then his wife received it at
well. it had never been used in a human being before. never used before, typically medications go through the clinical trial process where it is more widely available. this has never been done before, only in monkeys, so it was really sort of a hail-mary here just to try to provide this type of medication at all. and again, we did hear that dr. brantly received it first. it's essentially an antibody treatment, an antibody treatment. what they do is inject animals with the ebola virus and the animals make antibodies which fight the virus, they take those antibodies out of the animals and create this medication. i'm sifrmplifying a bit but thas the general principle. and that was what dr. brantly was given and just how quickly his response was to this medication, i think it was quite extraordinary. typically these things work over
days and weeks but this was literally within an hour. >> and often these kind of treatments have a lot of trial period before they are used on patients and to see such a dramatic turnaround, maybe this can be a break through. we have dr. anthony joining us from the national institute of health joining us this morning, doctor, an jsanjay said that th representative contacted the organizations to try to offer up this treatment. what more can you tell us? >> well, the nih is not offering the treatment up. this has come, if it is the treatment that sanjay is referring to, and again, i'm only getting this secondhand, if it's the antibodies we are talking about which sanjay correctly described as something to block the virus, the original research on that has been supported by the nih but the actual procurement and ownership
is not nih but from a company who was able to get a very, very few doses that were around to get some of the doses to the patients involved, to the doctor and to nancy. so that's the role of the nih in the original research but we don't own the antibodies. >> what's your understanding from the involvement on the part of nih on the risks associated with it? as sanjay just reported, it has never been tested on a human being? >> well, apparently, obviously, when you have an emergency situation, a decision was made to get permission to wave the clinical studies. as sanjay said, whenever you have something like this, you try it in and malls and the results in animals have been favorable but they have not gone into the clinical one phase trials, which is what you want before it is widely distributed. because of the urgency of the situation, the decision was made
by the physicians in charge and the people there to go ahead and take the risk. and that's what they did. and i want to just comment about our being careful, about having a response to an antibody that is so rapid because that sure could be impressive related to the antibody, but that's not generally the way antibodies work at such a rapid response. we better withhold judgment on how miraculous that was. >> that actually was my next question for you, sanjay said that he had heard between 20 to 60 minutes that the doctor's condition nearly seemed reverse but you offer a bit of caution on that. >> i do. i do. i think we have to be careful, i hope that's the case, but having worked with administering antibodies to people for a really long time, that would be distinctive unusual, not impossible, but we need to continue to follow that. you can be certain that there will be studies in the future on those antibodies so that we can
learn more about them. >> obviously it's impossible to know at this point because he's under quarantine and receiving special treatment at emory, but could something else be a part of that? he received this experimental treatment and then you see this remarkable turnaround. we'll bring sanjay in on this, doctor fouci, you have this serum and you see this remarkable turnaround, you can't deny the images of dr. brantly walking off the ambulance himself. >> yeah. no, i think what really struck me and i'm curious to see what dr. fouci thinks, fbl you want to be care informal describing how rapid, for example, someone's improvement is, but he's a doctor himself, dr. brantly. shortly before this he was said to be in grave condition. he himself said he was going to die, that's how he phrased it himself, dr. brantly. given the medication his situation reversed almost as
described but also objective signs with a profound rash over the trunk of his body, which is something associated with ebola. that started to go down as well. it was described as almost being able to see something happening. whether it was the medication, it certainly seems like the medication, but also that one of the doctors taking care of brantly described this as miraculous. it's not a word we like to throw around too much, but that was the word they used to describe this. dr. fouci, i know antibody treatments work much more slowly, but what do you make of that when you hear this description of dr. brantly? >> well, i think it's interesting, sanjay, again, i express the skepticism any physician would. if, in fact, it was as rapid as we have been reported, that you just mentioned, that would be very interesting and very impressive. but as we all know in medicine, as we say, n equals one, a single individual that had that experience, you note it and hope
that, in fact, that's the way it has worked, but you've got to withhold judgment as to whether or not that was completely related to the antibody. i hope it was. i'm not trying to be undually skeptical. i hope that, in fact, that happened, but we have taken care of individuals who come in in shock and you give them antibiotic but also give them a lot of fluid and they get better real quickly. and what was it, the antibiotic or the fluid? we need to be careful. i do hope it was as impressive as being described, because if it is, that bodes well for that particular product. >> and also that begs the question, you'll have a lot of people asking this, and sanjay, you can weigh in on this as well, but do you think this could quickly be mass produced? could service be helpful for all the other patients suffering from the outbreak in west africa? >> well, one of the real problems with, in fact it is this product we are talking
about, is that there are very few doses and apparently the company is trying to scale up. it is not easy to scale up to large numbers of doses, but that's something that is under intense discussion now about how one can actually scale up to have more doses available. >> what do you make of it, sanjay? >> it was interesting when we did some of the background research and interviews yesterday. the defense threat reduction agency, a particular agency, actually secured more funding for this particular company which makes this product zmap, th thisser serum that we are talk about. if i can ask dr. fouci one more question, there was awareness of this medication being offered and then sub constituently given to these workers, did you have knowledge of this?
>> i had heard that there was an nih person there who had knowledge that this antibody was given, that was done under no authority or change of command. i only heard about it after the fact. that that person was aware that antibody was being given. >> all right. >> so the nih representative was aware of the situation. because the only reason i ask, it is unusual, right, for a medication to be given in this manner. there are clauses like a compassionate use clause, for example, but this happened very, very quickly. >> right. >> so it seemed to be the protocol of unusual. >> yeah, the person only had awareness of it but was not involved in the actual administration. that was from the physicians primarily taking care of dr. brantly as well as the company who made it available. >> all right. dr. sanjay gupta and dr. anthony fauci. great reporting by sanjay. dr. fauci, thank you for your
time. i was going to ask dr. fauci about a chance for a vaccine being in the works but we have a lot to talk about today. we'll bring him back to talk about that. we'll take a break. coming up on "new day," more on the attempted terror attack in jerusalem that came during israel's humanitarian cease-fire in gaza. israel committed to seven hours. why wouldn't hamas commit to hold its rocket fire for the same amount of time? we'll talk to a top palestinian official about how he views the situation on the ground right now. you pay your auto insurance premium every month on the dot. you're like the poster child for paying on time. and then one day you tap the bumper of a station wagon. no big deal... until your insurance company jacks up your rates. you freak out.
what good is having insurance if you get punished for using it? hey insurance companies, news flash. nobody's perfect. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance. when la quinta.com sends sales rep steve hatfield the ready for you alert, the second his room is ready. you know what he brings? any questions? can i get an a, steve? yes! three a's! he brings his a-game! the ready for you alert, only at laquinta.com!
have an impact locally. we're using more natural gas vehicles than ever before. the trucks are reliable, that's good for business. but they also reduce emissions, and that's good for everyone. it makes me feel very good about the future of our company. ♪ time to talk about the five things you need to know for your day. number one, there was an israeli attack in jerusalem. the bus was knocked over. thankfully the bus had no passengers onboard but the tractor-trailer driver was shot and killed. this comes after the israeli cease-fire.
90 minutes remained despite accusations of violences from both sides. an american infected with ebola is expected to be flown back to the u.s. tomorrow. she'll join dr. brantly already receiving treatment in atlanta. a secret serum is believed to have saved his life. nearly half a million people are told not to cook with tap water in toledo, ohio. the last test shows the water is safe after toxins were found in the water on saturday, however the mayor is keeping the advisory in place. one person has died and thousands more are stranded in southern california following heavy rain and mudslides that cut off roads to the up towns o forest halls and oak glenn. and washington welcomes leaders from across africa today for the first u.s./africa summit to focus on economic development and establishing ties with the u.s. businesses. we do update the five things to know, so be sure to visit
cnn.com for the very latest. thank you. let's go right to meteorologist adrian peterson who is keeping track of the latest for us. what do you see? >> we are looking at the same frontal system sitting out here. we are talking flooding concerns and heavier amounts of rain especially when you look at what is hanging off the coastline. you should know by now this is tropical storm bertha and is continuing to strengthen. we are talking steady winds at 70 miles per hour. only at 74 miles per hour. it is so close to becoming a hurricane. that's exactly what it is now expected to do. the latest forecast says bertha will become a hurricane overnight tonight just hanging off the coast of the carolinas. keep in mind the good news is that the forecast says it will remain off the coastline. and you still talk about the frontal boundary close to it with the moisture pulled in from the atlantic. heavy amounts of rain in the southeast. and it is not the only place.
if you are going to the midwest, chicago is looking at a different system. by wednesday it is climbing into the northeast. regardless, there will be rain. all around, bertha is staying offshore. >> good moves, bertha. thank you very much. a little break here on "new day." when we come back, an attempted terror attack in jerusalem only complicating the quest for peace in the middle east. we are going to ask a palestinian the tough questions and demand answers. and this man, after his story aired on cnn, the hunt for him and the anonymous tip that led police to the suspect's dead body. more on this discovery when we get back.
this is the first power plant in the country to combine solar and natural gas at the same location. during the day, we generate as much electricity as we can using solar. at night and when it's cloudy, we use more natural gas. this ensures we can produce clean electricity whenever our customers need it. ♪
"vocce vanduccos!" "when your favorite food starts a fight" "fight back fast" "with tums." "relief that neutralizes acid on contact..." "...and goes to work in seconds." ♪tum, tum tum tum tums! "and now, try great tasting tums chewy delights." "yummy." i'm spending too much time hiring and not enough time in my kitchen. [ female announcer ] need to hire fast? go to ziprecruiter.com and post your job
to over 30 of the web's leading job boards with a single click; then simply select the best candidates from one easy to review list. you put up one post and the next day you have all these candidates. makes my job a lot easier. [ female announcer ] over 100,000 businesses have already used zip recruiter and now you can use zip recruiter for free at a special site for tv viewers; go to ziprecruiter.com/offer5.
knocking it over. no passengers were on board the bus at the time but the driver and the driver of the tractor was shot and killed. it happened during a cease-fire declared by israel following another weekend of intense violence between israel and hamas militants in gaza. the palestinian perspective with the ongoing conflict in gaza, we are joined by a palestinian observer to the united nations. mr. ambassador, thank you for coming back in. >> you're welcome. >> let me get your take on this seven-hour cease-fire. why have you heard why hamas did not agree to the seven hours? >> this is the, first of all, unilateral cease-fire. there is a cease-fire called for by secretary of state kerry and secretary general of the u.n. for 72 hours, and we have a delegation in cairo for the last two days negotiating with the egyptians and hopefully through
and with the israeli delegation, if they show up in egypt, they will discuss further the cease-fire to make it a mutually agreed cease-fire, not one declared by one side and expecting the other side to abide by it. >> i was going to ask you that, what you think will come in cairo because israel has said they are not going to send anyone for the talks. >> well, i think if they are interested in calm and beginning to agree to a cease-fire, they should send the delegation. i understand also that the american side has a delegation there, and the palestinian side is sending their position through the egyptian to the americans. and we hope that the israelis will be sending their delegation soon to begin the process of talks. >> as you have been on the show, mr. ambassador, you have said we need to stop the fighting and
the violence to begin talks of a permanent cease-fire. we have heard israel agree, unilateral or not, israel said they were stopping the fighting. they were putting in place a cease-fire. where is the outrage against hamas that they are not agreeing to it as well? >> well, as i said, hamas is part of the delegation in egypt. it's agreed to the cease-fire and is negotiating as part of the palestinian delegation through the egyptians to have a long-lasting cease-fire and to address the root causes of this conflict. let me just say one other additional thing. we appreciate the strong statement yesterday from the u.s. administration and from the secretary general about the crime committed against the u.n. school in rafa. and i think somebody asked, i think in this show, what should be done with the spokeswoman of the state department. i believe that there should be
an accountability. and those who have committed this crime from the israeli side should be held responsible for the crime. >> and you do believe on the other side there should be accountability for any of the attacks that the hamas militants have committed? >> there should be accountability for all the crimes harming innocent civilians. in this case, let me just say that more than 1,800 palestinians have been killed. 80% of them are civilians. more than 9,000 have been injured and more than 80% of them are civilians. those who have committed the crimes should be held responsible. >> let me ask you this, hamas started this latest conflict by firing rockets. hamas has built the tunnels that they say for the sole purpose of going out to prevent attacks against israelis. hamas according to israel has hidden rockets in civilian
areas, even in u.n. shelters, that's according to israel. they say they have strong evidence of that. with all of that, do you believe that hamas is looking out for the good of the palestinian people at this point? >> international law does not allow the occupying power of israel to help civilians, even if there are some combatants close to them. the gaza strip is so small and israel isolated a zone of two miles both around the gaza strip with about five to seven miles in depth even smaller. when you have 1.8 million people in this highly condensed area, where is the separation? where would people go? >> do you ask the same question of hamas who is a member of your national consensus government, as you point out on the show, is hamas working for the good of the palestinian people today? >> hamas is part of our
political configuration. it is part of our political rainbow. and it is part of our group that is negotiating in egypt. the question is, how do we deal with this complicated situation? i believe that if we have a cease-fire in place and we lift the siege of gaza and give people hope, since we have 50% of the population in gaza are young people, and if those young people do not see a future for themselves, any hope for themselves, this is a great recipe for extremism and going into a direction of something even beyond hamas. but if we give them hope, if we open the borders, if we allow them to go to schools and to look for a good job, if we rebuild gaza and allow for an economic vitality of gaza, then
those people will move in the direction of moderation and also we would put an end to this extremism environment that we see there. >> why is part of the conversation not speaking out when outrage is outrage? why not have that part of the conversation be speaking out against hamas on the part of the palestinian authority? >> we are saying that let's lift the siege for this environment. the environment is different from the environment of extremism, of trying to fight the enemy, but an environment where we can rebuild gaza and move in the direction of hope, especially for the younger generation. the national consensus government is working very hard in that direction. number one, let's negotiate the peace, put it in place, make it long-lasting peace and then secondly, let's move in the direction of lifting the blockade, give people of gaza
hope, we cannot go back to the status quo. and then after that let's move to the bigger political discussion of ending this occupation, allowing for the independence of the state of palestine so that we can have two state solution at the end of this process. >> for that to happen the rockets must stop firing, being fired. >> all the fighting should be stopped. all the fighting, harming innocent civilians should be stopped. >> on both sides. mr. ambassador, thank you fur your time, as always. chris, over to you. time to talking about the hunt. the show has done it again. another cold case closed after john walsh brought the story to cnn. it remains -- the remains identified in california sunday turned out to be suspected murderer shane miller. now, miller was wanted for the killing of his wife and two daughters. just last week, a tip led police to a new york smokesshop where they found sex offender charles
mose dier. two shows and two different discoveries in a row for "the john walsh show." >> first it was john mosdier and now it is shaun miller. we know his badly decomposed body was found in a california creek by a hiker. miller was not far from the part where his truck was seen a year ago. there was no identification on his body with his name, but he was not positively identified until a couple days ago. a massive california manhunt for an alleged killer profiled on cnn's "the hunt" finally coming to a close. an anonymous tip leading authorities to the body of shane miller who police say shot and killed his wife and two young daughters. >> 911 your mortgage? hello?
>> reporter: officers discovered the body's of miller's wife sandy and two daughters when responding to a suspicious 911 call. >> our dispatchers knew there was something very wrong at the scene. >> reporter: when authorities arrived, miller and his truck missing. the family, murdered almost three weeks after wife sandy fled with her daughters to a shelter for abused women. >> shane miller became our main suspect almost immediately. >> reporter: according to authorities, miller's body was found near a river bank not far from where his truck was last seen. his decomposed remains identified through dental records. "the hunt's" john walsh reacting to the news on cnn last night. >> i decided to come back on cnn and this guy was one of the reasons. he's just a horrible, violent guy. who can shoot their 5 and 8-year-old daughter to death? these towns are breathing a sigh
of relief that shane miller is off the streets. >> reporter: this coming a week after another alleged criminal featured on "the hunt," charles modier. >> my son proceeded to tell me that charlie had touched him up appropriately. >> reporter: authorities tracked him down thanks to a tip submitted to the show. just weeks into walsh's "the hunt," two suspects now off of police wanted lists. and as for shane miller, authorities did find a bunker they believed belonged to miller, inside it were 50 assault rifles and 100 rounds of ammunition. >> wow. the show operates off the principle of people getting involved and that's how the cases have been solved. be sure to watch "the hunt" on cnns at 9:00 p.m. eastern. we'll take a break and coming up, much more on what israeli police call a terror attack in jerusalem.
they're irresistabowl... completely unbelievabowl... totally delectabowl. real silky smooth or creamy broths. everything she's been waiting for. carefully crafted with real seafood, real veggies, and never any by-products or fillers. wow! being a cat just got more enjoyabowl. fancy feast broths. wow served daily.
and when steve is perfectly prepped, ya know what he brings? and that's how you'll increase market share. any questions? can i get an "a", steve? yes! three a's! amazing sales! he brings his a-game! la quinta inns and suites is ready for you, so you'll be ready for business. the ready for you alert, only at laquinta.com! la quinta!
we have a developing situation in the middle east, we have the latest on what's going on with the ebola patient. so let's get you right to "the newsroom." >> have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. >> happening in "the newsroom" -- mideast tinderbox. >> palestinian officials are saying israel violated the cease-fire 20 minutes into it with the strike. >> that's not true. >> a question of weapons and warnings. as america bankrolls the bombs -- >> it's not optics we are worried about. >> how can the united states subsidize? >> we are worried about civilian casualties regardless of what ammunition is used. and ebola emergency. >> watch as brantly walks off the back of the ambulance. >> the american