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Attack on Gaza: The truce that never was

Fighting resumes in the Gaza Strip after yet another ceasefire collapses.

Last updated: 01 Aug 2014 19:49
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A three-day truce in Gaza collapsed almost immediately after it started, with the Israelis and Palestinians blaming each other.
 
The planned break in the fighting was announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. It was the most ambitious attempt yet to end more than three weeks of fighting, and followed mounting international alarm over the number of Palestinian civilians killed.
 
That truce was supposed to coincide with talks in Cairo between Palestinians and the Israeli government on a longer-term agreement.
 
So where do they go now from here?
 
Presenter: Martine Dennis
 
Guests:
 
Daniel Levy: director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Daniel was also an adviser to the former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Barak.
 
Mustafa Barghouti: secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative, and former Palestinian information minister.
 
Shashank Joshi: senior research fellow at the Royal United Servies Institute.

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