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At Mondoweiss, our beat is Palestine and the movements, activists and policymakers who affect what’s happening there. We cover Palestinians’ stories of occupation, resistance and hope – stories that show us all how the world’s struggles interconnect.

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At Mondoweiss, our beat is Palestine and the movements, activists and policymakers who affect what’s happening there. We cover Palestinians’ stories of occupation, resistance and hope – stories that show us all how the world’s struggles interconnect.

    Eyewitness accounts from al-Shifa Hospital

    Eyewitness accounts from al-Shifa Hospital

    When the Israeli military left the al-Shifa Hospital complex earlier this month, Gaza’s largest medical facility was left in ruins. International medical and aid groups declared it completely destroyed and totally non-operational. Shortly after, stories began to emerge of the horrors those inside the facility experienced at the hands of the Israeli military.
    Tareq Hajjaj, our Gaza Correspondent, collected eyewitness accounts of the deadly siege. He joined Yumna Patel, our Palestine News Director, to discuss the al-Shifa Hospital, as well as his reporting on what Palestinians are finding when they venture back to Gaza’s central and northern areas. Israeli forces killed several Palestinians trying to return to their homes over the past few days.
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    • 26 min
    Engineering social collapse in Palestine

    Engineering social collapse in Palestine

    Mondoweiss' Managing Editor, Faris Giacaman, and Palestine staff writer Qassam Muaddi join us to discuss key developments in Israel's genocidal war on Gaza and events in the West Bank.
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    Israel destroyed al-Shifa Hospital to accelerate social collapse in Gaza, Faris Giacaman ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 181: Israel says it will ‘temporarily’ allow aid into Gaza, Qassam Muaddi From the cities to the countryside, armed resistance is spreading in the West Bank, Shatha Hanaysha How Ibrahim al-Nabulsi became the ‘lion of Nablus’, Mariam Barghouti On the Brink: Jenin’s Rising Resistance (Documentary Film), Yumna Patel Subscribe to our free email newsletters. Share this podcast
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    How Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah has been changed by the Gaza genocide

    How Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah has been changed by the Gaza genocide

    Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah was among the last group of people to enter Gaza through Egypt on the morning of Monday, October 9, immediately before the Rafah crossing was shut down and the territory was sealed off from the world.
     
    He started operating at al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza’s medical epicenter, as soon as he’d arranged safe passage to the medical complex. Within the first few days, as a result of a relentless, ruthless bombing campaign against Gaza’s civilian infrastructure and people, the wounded had exceeded the entire Strip’s total bed capacity of 2,500.
     
    He told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on October 12, 2023, that basic medical equipment was unavailable mere days into the assault. He warned of the far-ranging, catastrophic consequences of this war against the people of Gaza, “a man-made catastrophe,” he said, “almost like a perfect storm,” as Gaza’s healthcare system was “already on its knees” thanks to fifteen years of Israeli siege.
     
    Abu-Sittah was working at Al-Ahli Hospital during the massacre on October 17, 2023, and was among the physicians who testified, surrounded by a sea of blanket-shrouded bodies, in the hospital courtyard in the attack’s immediate aftermath.
     
    Since leaving Gaza in November, Abu-Sittah has committed his days to fighting what he called the “killing machine masquerading as a state” set on extinguishing life in Gaza. Recently, he launched the Ghassan Abu-Sittah Children’s Fund to bring injured children from Gaza to Lebanon to receive holistic medical and psychosocial care.
     
    Mary Turfah, a writer and medical student, spoke to Dr. Abu Sittah on February 20. They talked about the liberatory potential of medicine and the complicity of Western media in the ongoing genocide in Gaza.
     
    They discussed Zionism and what to make of a settler colonial ideology that has flung itself over the precipice of genocide, necropolitics, and the obligation, when confronted with the cold, monstrous logic of elimination, to remain unwavering in our commitment to life.
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    • 48 min
    U.N. experts say “Israel has been intentionally starving” Gaza

    U.N. experts say “Israel has been intentionally starving” Gaza

    In mid-December 2023, two and a half months into Israel’s war on Gaza, a UN-affiliated committee of famine experts reported that over half a million Gazans faced catastrophic hunger, all 2.3 million were in crisis, and the situation was “deteriorating rapidly.”
     
    On the eve of the Famine Review Committee’s follow-up assessment, forced starvation in Gaza is getting worse, fast.
     
    In a March 5 statement, seven UN experts declared that “Israel has been intentionally starving” Gaza and that “widespread famine” in the besieged, brutalized enclave is “imminent.”
     
    According to Gaza health officials and a “senior doctor,” cited on March 8 by the Associated Press, at least 20 people have died from dehydration and malnutrition at north Gaza’s Kamal Adwan and al-Shifa hospitals, and sixteen premature babies have succumbed to “malnutrition-related” disorders at Rafah’s Emirati Hospital.
     
    On March 10, Al Jazeera reported 25 “known starvation deaths” in northern Gaza.
     
    David Kattenburg spoke with the first author of the statement, Michael Fakhri, Special UN Rapporteur on the right to food.
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    • 35 min
    Girl Scouts tells troop to shut down Gaza fundraiser

    Girl Scouts tells troop to shut down Gaza fundraiser

    A Girl Scout Troop in Missouri recently broke away from the organization after it made legal threats against the group.
     
    For the Girl Scout's “Agents of Change” capstone project, a St. Louis county troop decided to make and sell bracelets to raise money for children in Gaza.
     
    The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri said the move was “political" and instructed them to shut down the fundraiser.
     
    The children in this particular troop were inspired by other troops that raised money for war victims in Ukraine. Those troops faced no repercussions over their fundraisers.
     
    Despite breaking away from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, the group is staying together, and their bracelet campaign has continued.
     
    Mondoweiss’s U.S. Correspondent Michael Arria spoke with Girl Scout Troop Leader and mother to one of the scouts, Nawal Abuhamdeh, and two of the Girl Scouts about the situation.
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    Noura Erakat on the collective trauma of Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza

    Noura Erakat on the collective trauma of Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza

    Last month, Frank Barat spoke with Noura Erakat on our new YouTube show, Witnessing Palestine. As we recorded that program, Gaza had been under Israeli bombardment from the air, land, and sea for 70 days.
     
    At that time, 18,000 Palestinians in Gaza were known to have been killed by the Israeli military. Today, that number is over 28,000. More than 68,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been wounded. The Israeli military continues to invade Palestinian cities and villages in the West Bank. Violent attacks on Palestinians by Israeli settlers also continue.
     
    Noura joined Frank to discuss the collective trauma of Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza and where the global movement for Palestinian freedom goes from here.
     
    Noura is a human rights attorney and an Associate Professor at Rutgers University in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Criminal Justice. She is an editorial committee member of the Journal for Palestine Studies and a co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya.
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    • 36 min

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48 Ratings

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Very Important

insightful, important stories that get little to no coverage in mainstream media. great work

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Great podcast

I really like in depth, focused and nuanced discussion and analysis. This podcast does this so exceptionally well, a jewel among a world that is wanting to reduce things to bullet points. Keep up the amazing work.

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Excellent show

Excellent podcast and organization sharing the stories of Palestinian resistance and hope under occupation.

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