The Latest On The Conflict Between Israel And Gaza : Consider This from NPR The conflict between Israel and Hamas has gone from bad to worse. The Biden administration says it's engaging in "quiet, intensive diplomacy" to broker an end to the violence.

Leni Stenseth of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency tells NPR that the humanitarian situation in the region is "extremely alarming."

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro explains how the recent outbreak of violence began — and the historical seeds of the region's conflict.

What is the diplomatic path toward some sort of peace? Israeli political analyst and journalist Akiva Eldar, a contributor to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, and Mkhaimar Abusada, a professor of political science at Al-Azhar University in Gaza, discuss what life on the ground is like for each of them, and the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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The Conflict Between Israel And Hamas Is Getting Worse, Raising Humanitarian Alarms

The Conflict Between Israel And Hamas Is Getting Worse, Raising Humanitarian Alarms

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Palestinians inspect their house after it was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on Sunday in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians inspect their house after it was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on Sunday in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images

The conflict between Israel and Gaza has gone from bad to worse. The Biden administration says it's engaging in "quiet, intensive diplomacy" to broker an end to the violence.

Leni Stenseth of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency tells NPR that the humanitarian situation in the region is "extremely alarming."

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro explains how the recent outbreak of violence began — and the historical seeds of the region's conflict.

What is the diplomatic path toward some sort of peace? Israeli political analyst and journalist Akiva Eldar, a contributor to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, and Mkhaimar Abusada, a professor of political science at Al-Azhar University in Gaza, discuss what life on the ground is like for each of them, and the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Samantha Balaban, Brent Baughman and Lee Hale. It was edited by Sami Yenigun, Melissa Gray, Patrick Jarenwattananon and Larry Kaplow, with help from Wynne Davis. Additional reporting from NPR's Dustin Jones. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.