“These hunger strikes and the ‘Revolution of Empty Stomachs’ inside Israeli prisons have made people here [in Gaza] more interested in following the Palestinian prisoners’ issue.” - Shahd Abusalama, in an interview from Gaza
On this week’s podcast:
- Israel’s wall in the West Bank is on course to effectively annex an area the size of Chicago, while the construction of a 230-kilometer fence along Israel’s southern boundary with Egypt is moving forward at a frantic pace, in an attempt to keep African asylum seekers out;
- Palestinian prisoner Akram Rikhawi agrees to end his hunger strike after an unprecedented 102 days as Israel agrees to free him, we’ll have an interview with our correspondent and blogger Shahd Abusalama in Gaza, who recently visited with Rikhawi’s family;
- Our staff editor David Cronin attempts – for the second time – to make a citizen’s arrest in Brussels of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for the crime of apartheid;
- How London Olympics security firm G4S helps Israel abuse Palestinian children in solitary confinement;
- During Ramadan, American Muslims for Palestine call for a nationwide boycott of dates made in Israeli settlements;
- And news from the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.