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Middle East matters – Former Israeli soldier breaks silence on occupation of Palestinian Territories

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Our guest is Avner Gvaryahu, a former Israeli soldier. Today, he is the executive director of Breaking the Silence, an organisation of more than 1,000 veteran Israeli soldiers who are blowing the lid off the IDF’s actions against Palestinians. He tells us his story and what price he has had to pay for speaking out.

While the latest deadly conflict between Hamas and Israel may be over, the road to recovery is strewn with obstacles. Our correspondent Gwendoline Debono reports on the difficulties faced by locals.

Finally, prosecutors in France have opened an investigation into money laundering allegations against Lebanon’s central bank chief. Riad Salameh is also accused of associating with an organised criminal group.

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