This week on Crossing The Line: host Christopher Brown talks with Melad Salameh, a resident of Nahr al-Bared, who worked as a nurse while the fighting between militants of Fatah al-Islam and the Lebanese army raged on around him. Now living in the Baddawi refugee camp, Salameh talks about the lingering hope that they might be able to return to their homes in Nahr al-Bared.
In the second segment Brown speaks with Sousan Hammad, a Palestinian-American who is an English teacher and independent journalist living in Ramallah. Hammad discusses accompanying 20 Palestinian children from Jenin refugee camp, on their first visits to their families’ land in places like Jerusalem and Haifa. Hammad touches on the feelings of the children whose eyes were opened up to an entirely different world from that of the camp.
And as always, Crossing the Line begins with “This week in Palestine,” a service provided by The International Middle East Media Center.
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.