At least 67 people in Gaza and seven people in Israel have been killed after weeks of rising Israeli-Palestinian tension in East Jerusalem.
The escalation, which began on Monday, has triggered street violence in Israel between Jews and Israeli Arabs.
Today programme's Nick Robinson spoke to Najwa Sheikh-Ahmad, mother of five who lives in a camp in the centre of the Gaza Strip; Tova Levy, who fled her neighbourhood in Lod with her husband and children; Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza; and James Cleverly, foreign office minister for the Middle East.
With analysis from Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East editor.
(Image: Debris of former buildings; Credit: Reuters)