© 2024 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Your Call

Israel's six-month assault on Gaza kills over 33,000 Palestinians

Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023.
wafa
Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023.

On this edition of Your Call's Media Roundtable, we discuss media coverage of the deteriorating humanitarian crisis Gaza. Since the Hamas attacks on October 7, Israel's bombardment of Gaza has killed over 33,000 Palestinians, including over 14,000 children.

Nearly 84 percent of Gaza's health facility buildings have been destroyed or damaged and those remaining lack access to medicines, ambulances, basic lifesaving treatments, and electricity, according to the Gaza Strip Interim Damage Assessment reported published by the World Bank and the United Nations.

The education system has completely collapsed, with all children out of school and most schools being used as shelter for internally displaced people. An estimated 17,000 children have been separated from their families. Israel's invasion has also destroyed or damaged around 62 percent of Gaza's homes and apartments, leaving more than one million people with no safe place to return to.

Guests:

Michael Sappir, co-host of Parallelwelt Palästina, the first German-language political podcast about Palestine

Samer Badawi, journalist and contributor to The Progressive Magazine and +972

Resources:

+972: Even without a UN veto, Gaza remains hostage to American power

+972: The spiraling absurdity of Germany’s pro-Israel fanaticism

The Nation: The UN Can’t Stop Gaza From Being a Hostage to American Power

The Washington Post: What to know about U.S. military aid to Israel

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
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.