Cast your mind back six months….to late December. That’s when Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters began their fierce air assault on the Gaza Strip. Israel’s stated aim was to stop Hamas rocket attacks into southern Israel, and to – as it said – ‘change realities on the ground.’ The war lasted three weeks, and led to the deaths of more than a thousand Palestinians and 13 Israelis.
But what’s happened in the months since the conflict ended? How has it affected the people of Gaza? How much reconstruction has taken place? And has Israel achieved its war aims?
On Thursday, our Middle East correspondent Paul Wood returns to Gaza for Newshour. He’ll try and answer these questions, and he’ll also speak to Hamas and the Israeli government to see what lessons they’ve learned from the Gaza war and the uneasy peace that followed. He’ll also try to answer any questions you might have about life in Gaza today – so fire away.. and join us on Newshour at 1200 and 1430 GMT on Thursday.