Day 180 roundtable: No red lines in Israel’s genocide

This week will mark six months since the resistance operation of 7 October and the start of Israel’s genocide in Gaza, an extermination campaign in which Tel Aviv has no red lines, attacking hospitals and openly murdering international aid workers alongside Palestinians.

Our contributor Abubaker Abed joined us live from Gaza to talk about the current humanitarian catastrophe on the ground. He described the struggle of his family and community who are surviving with limited food, water, medicine and shelter amidst Israel’s relentless genocide.

Abed discussed his recent feature on the anguish he has experienced during Ramadan this past month.

Jump to Abubaker Abed’s segment here.

We were also joined by Dr. Yipeng Ge, a family physician based in Ottawa, Canada, and formerly a resident at the University of Ottawa’s faculty of medicine.

In November, he was suspended by the university over social media posts supportive of Palestinian rights. He was reinstated in January but has not returned.

In December, he resigned from the board of the Canadian Medical Association, citing the group’s refusal to take a stance “in the face of ongoing Israeli apartheid and genocide.”

In February, Dr. Ge spent a week in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah and since his return has continued to speak out.

Jump to Dr. Yipeng Ge’s segment here.

Meanwhile, as international horror at the genocide mounts, authorities and institutions in countries that support it are trying to suppress dissent.

Our colleague David Cronin joined us to talk about how authorities at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands banned an event at which he was invited to speak late last month.

Jump to David Cronin’s segment here.

Jon Elmer took a look at the battles for al-Shifa, Nasser and al-Amal hospitals and analyzed the most recent videos from the resistance in Gaza.

Jump to Jon Elmer’s segment here.

Ali Abunimah, Jon, Asa Winstanley and I discussed other recent developments, including Israel’s targeted attack on a convoy of workers from the US-based organization World Central Kitchen.

Jump to the discussion segment here.

And I began with a news update on the aftermath of Israel’s two-week attack on al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, as well as highlights from Tamara Nassar’s piece on the Israeli airforce’s strike on a convoy of aid workers, killing seven members of the US-based World Central Kitchen charity.

Jump to the news report here.

These are just some of the many topics we cover on The Electronic Intifada livestream. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

With Ali Abunimah, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Jon Elmer, Tamara Nassar and Asa Winstanley



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Nora Barrows-Friedman

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Nora Barrows-Friedman is a staff writer and associate editor at The Electronic Intifada, and is the author of In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine (Just World Books, 2014).