The Israeli army attacked the Gaza Strip on Friday (Thursday night in Brazil), the first ground action since the start of the exchange of rockets and missiles between the Israeli army and Hamas. The action is a sign of escalating tensions in the region.
Israeli troops concentrated at the border and Hamas militants continued the rocket fire. This new phase of attacks was sparked by a dispute in East Jerusalem, from which Palestinian families can be evicted.
Since the start of this new phase of the conflict, at least 116 people have died – 109 in Gaza, according to the local health ministry, and 7 in Israel, according to Israeli medical officials. More than 500 were injured.
At Café da Manhã this Friday the 14th, journalist Diogo Bercito, Folha correspondent in Jerusalem and subscriber to the Orientalíssimo blog, analyzes the political context and explains what is behind these clashes.
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Breakfast is published from Monday to Friday, always at the start of the day. The episode is presented by journalists Magê Flores and Maurício Meireles, with a production by Jéssica Maes, Laila Mouallem and Victor Lacombe. Sound editing is produced by Thomé Granemann.