A deadly attack in Tel Aviv is met with Israeli measures the UN says may be collective punishment.
It has become a familiar chain of events: A Palestinian attack on an Israeli target, is met with what’s seen as a grossly disproportionate Israeli response.
A shooting in Tel Aviv on Wednesday took the lives of four Israeli civilians.
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Israel responded by imposing sweeping restrictions on Palestinians and revoking 83,000 entry permits, a move the UN says may amount to collective punishment.
What’s fuelling the vicious circle? And is anyone interested in stopping it any more?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Daniel Levy – Middle East and North Africa Programme director at the EU Council on Foreign Relations
Mitchell Barak – A political analyst and a former spokesman for the Israeli President Shimon Peres
Ali Abunimah – Co-founder of the online news publication Electronic Intifada