Hundreds of civilians have been killed and injured in the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Israel’s government has declared a total siege of Gaza, fighting what it calls “human animals”. Earlier, hundreds of Israelis were killed by Palestinian fighters.
Why has politics failed so badly? And what’s next – for both sides?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Francesca Albanese – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Diana Buttu – lawyer and former spokeswoman for the Palestine Liberation Organisation
Gideon Levy – columnist at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and author of The Punishment of Gaza