Israel-Gaza conflict: How can both parties get back to the negotiating table? – BBC Newsnight

Israel has deployed tanks and troops to its border with Gaza, as it mulls whether to launch a ground operation in the territory after days of violence. Please subscribe HERE

Conflict raged throughout Thursday as Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli army maintained a barrage of air strikes.

More than 100 people have been killed in Gaza and seven have died in Israel.

Jewish and Israeli Arab mobs have also been fighting within Israel, prompting the president to warn of civil war.

Defence Minister Benny Gantz ordered a “massive reinforcement” of security forces to suppress the internal unrest, and more than 400 people were arrested.

How can both parties get back to the negotiating table?

Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban reports.

Emma Barnett is joined by Zaha Hassan, member of the Palestinian delegation to the 2011 and 2012 exploratory Israel-Palestinian peace talks; Danny Ayalon, Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister from 2009 to 2012 and the country’s former Ambassador to the US; and Martin Indyk, Barack Obama’s Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2013 to 2014.

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