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Voices From Gaza On The Aftermath Of Israel's 11-Day Bombardment

Alisdare Hickson
Palestine solidarity protesters march towards the British parliament on June 5th, 2018.

On this edition of Your Call, we hear from young voices of Gaza about how they’re coping with the aftermath of Israel’s attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip last month. More than 250 Palestinians, including 66 children and 39 women, have been killed in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The UN estimates that at least 72,000 Palestinians have been displaced.

At least 13 people died in Israel, including two children, one of whom was Palestinian. In Gaza, dozens of homes, infrastructure, schools, and its largest bookstore and publishing house, Samir Mansour, were destroyed. On May 15, an Israeli air strike also destroyed Burj Al-Jalaa, a 12-story apartment tower in Gaza that housed the bureaus of Al Jazeera and the AP. Israeli attacks on Palestinian civilians are not new, but the latest violence has renewed calls to end Israeli occupation. Last Thursday, the United Nations’ top human rights body voted to open an inquiry into abuses and possible war crimes committed in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.


Tareq Abuhalima, social activist, artist and project manager of Youth Influencers for Change

Aya AlGhazzawi, Palestinian human rights activist, English language teacher for the Palestinian Ministry of Education and writer for We are not numbers, Mondoweiss, the Palestinian Project and more

Web Resources:

The Nation, Saree Makdisi: The Nakba Is Now

The New York Times, Mona El-Naggar, Adam Rasgon and Mona Boshnaq: They Were Only Children

BBC: Israel-Gaza conflict: UN body to investigate violence

The New York Times, Basma Ghalayini: I'm From Gaza. Hamas Is Irrelevant.

The Intercept, Jermedy Schahill: But What About Hamas’s Rockets?

Mondoweiss, Aya Al Ghazzawi: Facebook censored Palestinians in Gaza from sharing our story with the world

Lea is a producer for Your Call on KALW Local Public Radio. She graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2018.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.