Inside Story

Israel-Palestine conflict and the Gaza War

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