The killing of a Jewish couple in front of their children in the occupied West Bank is the latest incident adding to heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

There has been violence between Israeli security forces and Palestinians over who could pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, Palestinian and Israeli leaders continued their verbal sparring on the other side of the world at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that Israel is increasingly ignoring the terms of the Oslo Accords.

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN that he rejects the allegations and welcomes the resumption of dialogue.

So is a peace deal further away than ever?

Presenter: Martine Dennis


Gershon Baskin - former adviser to the Palestinian-Israeli peace process

Ghassan Khatib - former Palestinian Authority spokesman

A view of the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat surrounded by the Israeli separation barrier dividing the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat from the Jewish settlement of Pisgat Ze'ev [Abir Sultan/EPA]

Source: Al Jazeera