Gaza Crisis 'The Real Danger to Israel Comes from Within'

Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, but left behind death and destruction. Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz tells SPIEGEL that her country is gripped by fear and is becoming increasingly suspicious of democracy.
Rubble of destroyed houses in the southern Gaza Strip after the Israeli withdrawal on Tuesday: "I think Israelis have lost what we can call a 'humanitarian sensibility,' the capacity to identify with the suffering of a distant other."

Rubble of destroyed houses in the southern Gaza Strip after the Israeli withdrawal on Tuesday: "I think Israelis have lost what we can call a 'humanitarian sensibility,' the capacity to identify with the suffering of a distant other."

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