Inside Story

Will a ‘pause’ in fighting in Gaza bring any respite for Palestinians?

The United States says daily four-hour windows are aimed at helping people move to the south of Gaza.

Calls for a ceasefire in Gaza are growing by the day.

But with Palestinians enduring deaths, devastation and deprivation every day, what have they been offered?

A pause in Israeli attacks.

Daily four-hour windows said to be aimed at helping people move around or get to the south.

But that region is being bombed, too.

So, does the White House announcement of a daily pause offer any respite to Palestinians in the territory?

Or is it a way to divide the strip as part of Israel’s offensive strategy?

Presenter: Laura Kyle

Omar Shakir – Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch

Trita Parsi – Executive vice president of Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a Washington-based think tank

Joseph Belliveau – Executive director of Doctors Without Borders in Canada