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More than 700 people, the vast majority Palestinians, have died in 16 days of fighting in Gaza. The UN has accused Israel of not doing enough to protect civilians, citing air strikes and the shelling of homes and hospitals. It has also condemned Hamas and other militant groups for "indiscriminate attacks" on Israel. Both sides are coming under increasing pressure to end the fighting. Joining Keelin to discuss the possibility of a ceasefire in Gaza is Ian Black, the Guardian’s Middle East editor.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0724/632779-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-24-july-2014/?clipid=1636436
Yesterday was the deadliest day of conflict since Israel started its offensive on the Gaza strip two weeks ago. 13 Israeli soldiers and more than 100 Palestinians were killed. Many of the Palestinian dead were civilians, with emergency wards in Gaza filling up with women and children. The Israeli justification for these attacks was outlined last night by Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner. Sean was joined by Patrick Bury, security analyst and former captain In the British Army.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0721/632093-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-21-july-2014/?clipid=1634264
Israel and Hamas are observing a brief ceasefire designed to allow residents of heavily bombarded Gaza to stock up on supplies. More than 200 residents of Gaza have died during the Israeli bombardment of the densely-populated territory. But the prospects of the ceasefire being extended are dim, and an Israeli invasion of Gaza is becoming increasing likely with the call-up of more reservists yesterday. And PM Netanyahu is coming under increasing pressure from left and right, from people who oppose the bombardment of Gaza, and from others who advocate an outright invasion of Gaza. Journalist Yossi Melman was on the ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0717/631326-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-17-july-2014/?clipid=1631284
The Israeli cabinet has approved an Egyptian – proposed deal that could bring about a truce in Gaza. But Hamas, which dominates politics in Gaza, has not reacted warmly to deal, complaining that Cairo did not consult it in advance. Sean spoke with the ambassadors of Israel and Palestine to Ireland, Boaz Modai, and Ahmed Abdlerazah.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0715/630854-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-15-july-2014/?clipid=1629710
Images of war in the middle east dominate our screens once again...the BBC website features a striking photograph of a teenage Palestinian boy slumped on the ground wailing in grief at the funeral of his father in Gaza city and on the other side of the border a distressed Israeli mother and daughter being treated for shock after a rocket attack. Since Israel’s offensive began seven days ago its estimated that more than 170 Palestinians have been killed Joining Sean was Christopher Gunnes of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0714/630614-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-14-july-2014/?clipid=1628952
Senator Averil Power was one of three politicians who has just returned from a fact finding mission to Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. And she joined Sean in studio.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1007/478834-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-7-october-2013/?clipid=1327002
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