A mother carries her baby after she was killed when
an Israeli missile landed near her home [Reuters]
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has suspended peace talks with Israel, demanding that it ends its offensive on Gaza.

Israel's five-day offensive on the Gaza Strip has so far killed more than 100 Palestinians, many of them civilians.

Israel claims it is acting in self-defence in response to cross-border rocket attacks by Hamas.

But Israel has been strongly criticized by the European Union and United Nations, who have condemned its use of "excessive" and "disproportionate" force.
 
Inside Story, with presenter Sami Zeidan, examines the possible outcomes.
 
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This episode of Inside Story aired on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 17.30 GMT
 

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