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Nh/6ocn: Gaza truce?

this afternoon (thursday 14th), 2.36-2.45pm on bbc world service radio, and 6.22-6.24pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) and six o’clock news include …

“Two days after Israeli forces killed a senior commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza strip, triggering a new round of deadly air attacks on both sides, a truce that was brokered was due to come into effect earlier today, but there have been more reports of rocket attacks.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher 

(more…)

Today: Gaza ceasefire

this morning (thursday 14th), 7.05-7.06am (repeated 8.06am), on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson and martha kearney) includes…

“The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says a ceasefire has been reached with Israel, after two days of violent clashes in Gaza. More than thirty people have died … Paramedics in Israel say around eighty people have needed treatment for minor injuries, including from shrapnel, after militants fired hundreds of rockets and mortars from Gaza.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

(more…)

Today: Gaza escalation

this morning (wednesday 13th), 6.34-6.37am and 8.33-8.40am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

“There are fears of a further escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza after twenty-four hours in which a Palestinian commander was killed by Israel, rocket attacks from Gaza injured Israelis, and Palestinians were killed in further Israeli strikes on the territory.“

including contributions from …

bbc reporter tom bateman

• “gaza resident” anas

• mattress warehouse owner avi barssessat, author of the slumber of kings

sharren haskel mk

(more…)

Nh: Abu al-Ata killed

this afternoon (tuesday 12th), 2.06-2.15pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

Israel Kills a Senior Palestinian Militant in Gaza: Israel’s prime minister said Abu al-Ata was a “ticking bomb” who was planning to carry out attacks on the country. At least 150 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since the killing, which the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has vowed to avenge.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

ronen bergman, author of rise and klll first 

(more…)

Today: Abu al-Ata killed

this morning (tuesday 12th), 8.06-8.07am and 8.26-8.28am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

Israel has carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip which has killed Baha Abu al-Ata, who was a senior commander of the militant group Islamic Jihad.”

(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-kills-powerful-islamic-jihad-commander-al-ata-in-targeted-strike/)

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

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6ocn: Election deadlock

this evening (thursday 19th), 6.17-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are jostling over the terms of a unity government, after the country’s second election in a year ended in deadlock. Whereas both men won the same number of seats in April’s parliamentary electon, local media have Mr Gantz’s Blue and White party as slightly ahead this time, with two more seats.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

(more…)

Nd: Exit Polls

this morning (wednesday 18th), 6.06-6.12am, 6.27-6.32am, 7.07-7.12am, and 8.06-8.11am, on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by lawrence pollard and karnagie sharp) leads with …

Exit polls in Israel’s general election suggest Benny Gantz’ centrist alliance is slightly ahead of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, with neither winning enough seats to form a government. Benny Gantz says he’ll work towards a government of national unity.”

including interviews with …

• professor david newman

hagai el-ad, executive director, b’tselem

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• journalist lahav harkov, jerusalem post

• former ambassador dan shapiro 

• political analyst neri zilber 

(more…)

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