Audio: Crossing the Line interviews Gaza journalist Rami Almeghari

This week on Crossing The Line: Host Christopher Brown speaks with Gaza-based Palestinian journalist and regular EI contributor, Rami Almeghari. Almeghari speaks about the current situation on the ground in Gaza after a week in which tens of Palestinians were wounded or killed by Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip. Brown asks Almeghari about reactions from Gazans after Israel’s designation of Gaza as a “hostile entity.”

Since the beginning of the second intifada which entered its sixth year this past week, the education of Palestinian children at the primary, secondary and university levels have continually suffered due to the clamping down of the territories by the Israeli occupation. Along with the ongoing humanitarian crisis for Palestinians especially in the enclosed Gaza Strip, some 200,000 students are without adequate school materials to begin the school year. In the second part of the program, Brown speaks with Hastings College law professor Dr. George Bisharat about the obstacles to Palestinians’ right to education.

Crossing the Line is a weekly podcast dedicated to giving voice to the voiceless in occupied Palestine. Through investigative news, arts, eyewitness accounts, and music, Crossing the Line does its best to present the lives of people on the ground.

Crossing the Line’s host, Christopher Brown, is an independent journalist currently living in San Francisco. Brown’s South African roots and desire for social change are the reason for his strong solidarity with the Palestinian people. In 1990 Brown was arrested in South Africa where he was detained and tortured for nearly two years by the South African secret police. Brown also lived and worked in the Old City of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.