Inside Story

A third Palestinian uprising?

Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed at least 28 Palestinians in the last 24 hours.

Rising tension in occupied East Jerusalem reached a tipping point on Monday when Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during prayers, injuring hundreds of Palestinians.

The armed group Hamas responded by firing rockets into Israel, which sparked the air raids on Gaza.

At least 28 Palestinians, including children, have been killed in Israeli attacks while two Israeli women have died in the barrage of rocket attacks.

Hamas had warned it would act after the raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque where Israeli police used rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas.

East Jerusalem had been on edge because Palestinian families are being threatened with forced expulsion from their homes.

Israeli settlers have waged legal battles in an attempt to force the Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Saleh Hijazi – Deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International

Yaakov Amidror – Former national security adviser to the Israeli prime minister and former major general

Nour Odeh – Political analyst and founding member of the Democratic National Assembly