This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian refugees in Lebanon bury the victims of Israeli violence on Nakbe Day, where at least 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine.
  • UN agency says that Israel’s demolition policy of Palestinian homes has displaced 149 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank so far this year.
  • Egyptian forces attack a Nakbe rally in Cairo outside the Israeli embassy, injuring over 300 people..
  • Israeli navy fires warning shots at a Malaysian aid ship heading to Gaza, forcing it to retreat to Egypt.

Feature:

A live interview with Monzer Zimmo, a Palestinian Canadian living in Ottawa who recently spoke at a Vancouver fundraiser for the Canadian Boat to Gaza. Monzer, whose family is from Gaza, first talked about the importance of the Freedom Flotilla project, and about the difficult conditions in Gaza for the besieged Palestinian population. There was also discussion of the Nakbe Day anniversary and the new unity agreement between Palestinian groups, as well as how listeners could support the Palestinian people’s struggle.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a May 16th, 2011 report from the Christian Peacemaker Teams about how Palestinian trees have been destroyed in ongoing settler vandalism and harassment.