On October 7th, a tragic incident unfolded during a concert in southern Israel when a surprise attack was launched by Hamas, a Palestinian militant group designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. This attack resulted in one of the highest death tolls among Jewish people in a single day since the Holocaust with an estimated 1,400 deaths and the kidnapping of over 200 people.
Following the attack, Israel launched a brutal assault in Gaza with the goal of eradicating Hamas. Tragically, this conflict has led to the deaths of over 9,000 people, including many women and children. There are reports of Palestinians being deprived of basic necessities like food, water, and electricity, and there have been accusations of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Palestinian population.
To understand how this conflict originated and whether peace is a viable option, we had a conversation with Ambassador Stephen Mull, the Vice Provost for Global Affairs.
Interviewers: Emma Gonder and Sophia Moore
Intro/Outro: Emma Gonder and Uliana Tegen
Editor: Sophia Moore