Fighting resumes in Gaza after 72-hour ceasefire ends; discourse in Israel increasingly ultra-nationalist

Fighting resumed in the Gaza Strip early Friday after negotiators were unable to extend a 72-hour truce between Israel and Hamas. The Israeli military launched airstrikes on both Rafah and Jabaliya, and armed-militants fired rockets into Israel. A ten-year old Palestinian boy was killed when Israeli military forces attacked a mosque in northern Gaza Strip. Two Israelis were injured by mortar, one soldier and one civilian. We go to Rami Almeghari in Gaza, and then talk with independent journalist David Sheen in Israel.


(more …)

Support for the military offensive in Gaza is high within Israel. To get a sense of the national debate there, I spoke with Dimona-based independent journalist and film maker, David Sheen. His work has appeared in The Nation, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, on Mondoweiss and the Electronic Intifada.

(more … )

Independent journalist and award-winning filmmaker David Sheen joined us from his home in Dimona, Israel. You can find him on Twitter — @DavidSheen . If you’d like to hear an extended version of this discussion, please visit our website at

(Photo Credit: Shadi ALqarra)

You may also like...