Crisis Zones: Israel In Ground Offensive In Gaza

Tommi VincentThis week’s Diplomatic Channel considered crisis in the Middle East, as Israel’s ground offensive claims more Palestinian lives.

It also looked at what led to the crash of the Malaysian flight MH17. Was it an honest mistake, or was the alleged missile fire deliberate on a passenger airplane, with no stake in the Ukraine-Russia stand-off?

Then it also examined how the French celebrate Bastille Day in Nigeria.

Just like the Americans, it’s a party, but in a more formal environment.

The French love their wines, and variety of cuisine.

Scores of people have been killed since Israel began its offensive on the Gaza Strip last week. However, more people have died since it launched its ground offensive.

There are reports that as at Sunday, 60 people had been killed in one area alone. The number of death toll, since the offensive began, the number has gone up to 18, mostly soldiers.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to continue operations in Gaza, despite the growing number of fatalities.

Three days since it announced the ground offensive, Israel has kept true to its word.

The growing number of casualties has been more on the part of the Palestinians, with only a quarter or so of the more than 400 people, who have been killed since the offensive began, on the part of Israel.

A guest on the programme from Pan Atlantic University, Tommi Vincent, gave his opinion on the war, insisting that the Israel and the Palestine should consider going back to the table for negotiation.