Gaza and Cyprus
Pascale Harter introduces two stories of the historical roots, and the present-day effects, of violence. Chris Morris has been back to Gaza, and remembers his first visit there 20 years ago - at a time when the Oslo accords seemed to promise a better future. Instead, he argues, over the last two decades "things have got worse - much worse", and images of loss and horror are all around. In Nicosia, Claudia Hammond meets some of the Cypriots still yearning to know what happened to relatives who went missing in 1974, as Greeece and Turkey contended over the island. There are still many missing-persons cases from the era: can archaeological excavations and a painstaking investigation process lay some of the ghosts to rest?
Producer: Polly Hope
Photo: Palestinian children inspect the wreckage of a building in the southern Gaza Strip on August 2, 2014 (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)