This week on Crossing The Line: June 8th marks 40 years of Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. Host Chris Brown speaks with two women; Samira Khoury whose family was displaced on this day in the West Bank and Nadia Hijab a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.
Brown also speaks with noted author and activist Phyllis Bennis about the continuing human rights violations of the Israeli occupation army onto Palestinian land. Bennis talks about the current situation and violence in Gaza, “In the current crisis the US [is] playing a clear role fomenting civil war, hoping for civil war, arming one side of the what they see as potential combatants in the civil war. So we have the US providing in the last batch 40 million dollars worth of military equipment of various sorts to the Fatah security forces in claiming to be under the command of Abu Mazen — the Palestinian president — but in fact answerable to a major Fatah leader in Gaza, Mahmoud Dahlan. It’s a very difficult scenario that the Palestinians themselves are fighting and the US is doing everything possible to exacerbate the situation.”