“Once a colonized, occupied people makes a decision to free itself, that decision is really irrevocable, and they are prepared to pay a high price,” Ali says.
“We also emerge with Palestinian consciousness enhanced: pan-Palestinian consciousness across historic Palestine.”
Jon is Nora’s co-host of The Brief Podcast. He lived in Gaza and the West Bank for years, documenting both Israel’s attacks and the Palestinian armed struggle.
Jon said: “As far as the rockets go: there’s more of them, they’re going further, they’re deadlier, they’re being used more tactically, effectively to go around the Iron Domes. This is something that’s been developing in Gaza for a long time.”
The discussion was recorded on Thursday just as a ceasefire was brokered by Egypt, after 11 days of intense Israeli state violence.
Around 260 Palestinians have been killed throughout their homeland – the lands comprising Gaza, the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and Israel – since 10 May, with thousands more injured.
Articles we discussed
- “Israel has killed 14 families in their Gaza homes,” Maureen Clare Murphy
- “Israeli radio incites killing, expulsion of Palestinian citizens,” Asa Winstanley
- “This time it’s different,” Ahmed Abu Artema
Video production by Tamara Nassar
Theme music by Sharif Zakout
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