This week …

News Highlights:

  • Human Rights Watch says Palestinian cameraman killed by Israeli tank fire may have been deliberately targeted.
  • Hamas sends Egyptian mediators a draft proposal for a limited ceasefire with Israel.
  • Hamas MPs call for Arab intervention to lift the blockade on Gaza.
  • U.S. officials say they warned Jimmy Carter not to meet with Hamas leaders.
  • United Arab Emirates is allowing Lev Leviev, whose companies are constructing illegal Israeli settlements, to open jewellery stores in Dubai.
  • Israeli government will compensate the family of British filmmaker James Miller, who was killed by Israeli troops in Rafah.


An interview with Dr. Assad Abu Sharkh from Al-Azhar University in Gaza. Dr. Abu Sharkh spoke about the horrific conditions Gazans are currently suffering under, due to the Israeli blockade. He detailed how hospitals couldn’t function properly, how sewage can’t be properly treated, how public transport cannot operate and all the other daily hardships being imposed upon the Palestinian population as collective punishment. Dr. Abu Sharkh also criticized the inaction and silence of the Arab regimes over the siege on Gaza, and highlighted the importance of the global Boycott Israeli movement as a way to achieve peace with justice.

Focus on Zionism:

Due to the length and importance of the interview, Focus was not presented.

Here is an audio file of this show: