This week …

News Highlights:

  • 60-year-old Palestinian woman dies in East Jerusalem after being pushed to the ground by Israeli soldiers; Palestinian medical officials say she suffered a skull fracture.
  • Free Gaza movement prepares to send another boat to Gaza from Cyprus.
  • Palestinian authorities in Gaza say Egyptian border guards are treating Palestinians shamefully at the Rafah crossing the rare times it opens, including taking bribes.
  • Palestinian company claims to be investing $500 million into West Bank projects, due to “stability” in the West Bank.

Feature:

A live interview with Eva Bartlett from Ontario about her recent trip to the Middle East and her experiences. Eva, a human rights activist and writer, detailed the focus of this second visit as being the Gazan border crossing at Rafah and Palestinian medical patients in Egyptian hospitals. She talked about the desperate situation of ill Palestinians in Cairo hospitals and also updated us on the Scottish couple that were trying to take urgently needed medical supplied to Gaza. There was discussion of the complicity of the Egyptian government in helping to maintain this inhuman siege on Gaza.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a September 14th, 2008 report from the International Solidarity Movement about how 12 and 13-year-old Palestinians are arrested by Israeli forces, tried in military court and sentenced to ten to twelve months in jail.