What’s fuelling the recent wave of attacks in Israel?

Rise of right-wing politics has been blamed for the recent tension with Palestinians.

The killing of a young Eritrean asylum seeker in Israel on Sunday has brought to the surface what many see as a rising trend of racism and vigilante violence in Israel.

This killing comes at a time of heightened tension between Israel and the Palestinians. It took an unprecedented turn recently over the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, where right-wing groups stand accused of pushing the Israeli government to change the so-called status quo governing the religious compound.

What followed is a series of stabbing attacks by Palestinians. Right-wing Israeli activists and settlers have also carried out attacks against Palestinians.

So, is Israeli right-wing politics contributing to the violence?

Presenter: Martine Dennis

Guests:

Ben Hartman – National Security Correspondent for the Jerusalem Post.

Daniel Levy – Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme for the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Mairav Zonszein – Journalist and Blogger for Plus972 Magazine.

Source : Al Jazeera

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