Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 28 July 2014
More than 1,000 Palestinians and 45 Israelis have died in three weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip.
Both sides have observed brief ceasefires and are coming under increasing pressure to bring the fighting to a permanent end.
An emergency session of the United Nations has backed a statement calling for a truce over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and beyond.
Both the Palestinian and Israeli envoys to the UN criticised the statement, for different reasons. Meanwhile Hamas rocket fire and Israeli military operations continue.
Patrick Bury and Hazhir Timourian, both commentators on the Middle East, spoke to Keelin to discuss the course of the conflict. She also spoke with Irish aid worker Elaine Bradley, who’s in the West Bank.