This week …

News Highlights:

  • Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, as the detainees enter the 8th day of their hunger strike.
  • Israeli officials carry out more demolitions in occupied Jerusalem, the second in 2 days.
  • Palestinians rally against U.S. diplomats visiting the occupied West Bank, with some of the protestors throwing shoes at the group.


A live interview from Palestine with prisoner advocate and activist, Sahar Abdo, who gave an update on the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political detainees. Ms. Abdo, herself a former political prisoner, explained how the strike had started, its demands and talked about the deteriorating health situation of some of the prisoners as the strike goes into its second week. There was also discussion of the role of the US government and the sentiment of Palestinians both towards the detainees and the hypocrisy of many Western governments. Ms. Abdo concluded by calling on people to do everything they could to help save the lives of the prisoners, especially contacting the ICRC and government officials.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a September 30th, 2011 Maan news article about the increasing demolition orders handed out by Israeli authorities to Palestinians, and how UN Agencies had documented this alarming trend especially in “Area C” in the occupied West Bank.

Here is an audio file of this show: