The Foreign Desk

Gaza’s future

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22 May 2021

Episode 386

30 minutes


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Celebrations broke out on the streets of Gaza following the announcement that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a ceasefire. And yet, many analysts doubt that the truce will last and question whether meaningful dialogue is possible. More than 240 people have been killed in this latest round of fighting and Israel’s 11-day bombardment of Gaza has had a devastating effect on the everyday lives of its civilians. But even when there is no conflict, what is life in Gaza actually like? Who are Hamas and how have they evolved? And is a long-term peaceful resolution still possible?

22 May 2021

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