This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli navy commandos seize control of a French ship in international waters, that was trying to bring aid to Gaza; the ship had 16 people on board, including 3 journalists.
  • Israeli air raids on Gaza have killed 3 people and injured 20 in the past 2 weeks, including 6 children, according to local medical sources.
  • Israel announces plans to build more housing in two illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.


The feature was another in our series of special Eyewitness Palestine reports, this time with three on-the-ground reports. The first was a summary from Mazin Qumsiyeh about the recent Welcome to Palestine Campaign, dubbed the “flytilla” by activists due to the fact that the Israeli government went to great lengths to stop the visitors who had arranged to attend. The second was highlights from the new Btselem report, No Minor Matter, about how the Israeli penal system deals with Palestinian kids under 18, including some under 14, for allegations of throwing stones. And the last item was excerpts from the statement of a group of indigenous and women of color feminists who had recently visited occupied Palestine, and were issuing a passionate call for support for the BDS movement.

Focus on Zionism:

Part of a July 19, 2011 dispatch from the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron/Alkhalil about the attack on internationals by settlers from Havat Ma’on, the 5th attack against Palestinians and internationals in the last 30 days.

Here is an audio file of this show: