The warfare rages on in Israel and Gaza. Hamas launched rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in the present day because the United Nations warns Gaza’s well being system is collapsing, with out water, gasoline and medical provides.
Diplomatic efforts to rearrange a ceasefire to permit support to succeed in Gaza failed in the present day, leaving the inhabitants to endure relentless Israeli airstrikes with out important provides, because the IDF continues preparations for a full floor assault.
Greater than 2,800 Palestinians have died in retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza for the reason that warfare started. And as Western nations pledge assist for efforts to free hostages held by Hamas, Israel says the quantity taken by Hamas final week is not less than 199 – greater than beforehand thought.
For extra on the warfare, we’re joined by Jon Allen – Canada’s Ambassador to Israel from 2006 to 2010. He’s additionally the chair of Challenge Rozana Canada – a peacebuilding initiative for Palestinians and Israelis.