A plume of smoke rises over Gaza during an Israeli air strike, as seen from Sderot on November 15, 2012 in Israel.
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Violence in Gaza and Israel

World Have Your Say discusses the escalating violence in Gaza and Israel. Civilians on both sides have been killed.

Sophie who lives in Kiryat Malachi in Israel was speaking to the programme, along with Hatem who lives in Gaza City. These are extracts of their conversation. Hatem interrupted his contribution to check on his family after an explosion happened in Gaza while he was on-air.

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