A lot of things are happening in Palestine. In the previous episode you could hear from seven Palestinians from different parts of Palestine what was happening in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, the Aqsa mosque, in Gaza and the Westbank. In this week’s episode we have another seven Palestinians giving us updates from the ground.
Palestinian national strike
On Tuesday 18 May all Palestinians in the Westbank, Jerusalem and the 48 lands (the current State of Israel) went on national strike. This was the first time since 1936 when the whole country went on strike to protest the British Mandate policies of supporting the Zionist movement, that all Palestinians united. And this sense of unity is very important and is felt by all Palestinians.
Palestinians from all over Palestine
This podcast is an update on what is happening on the ground. We hear from Nader who is in Gaza city about the continuous strong bombings of the Gaza strip by Israel. Yazan from Bethlehem tells us about the importance of the strike and the protests in the Westbank. From the 48 lands we have an update from Ramy in Jaffa and from Aya in Lydd about the participation in the strike and the police brutality and settler violence against Palestinians. Waseem, the famous vet (dogtor) in Jerusalem talks about his experiences joining the protest in Jerusalem and getting tear gassed and shot at. Sanad from Nablus, whom you know from the podcast about hiking and climbing, lost his cousin, who was shot in the heart, near Nablus.
Alina is Palestinian from her father’s side. She lives in Poland and she decided to spend three days at the Parliament in Warsaw to raise awareness and lobby the parliament to take a stance against Israel’s crimes.
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Books to read about Palestine tips
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Ilan Pappe)
My father was a freedom fighter (Ramzy Baroud)
I saw Ramallah (Mourid Barghouti)
In search of Fatima (Ghada Karmi)
Palestinian walks (Raja Shehadeh)
Mornings in Jenin (Susan Abulhawa)
One Country (Ali Abunimah)
The Israel lobby and American foreign policy (John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt)
The general’s son (Miko Peled)
For films about Palestine check out this link: