Audio: Crossing the Line interviews Ramallah activist Sam Bahour

This week on Crossing The Line: Over recent years it has been increasingly difficult for foreign passport-holding Palestinians and internationals visiting Palestine to obtain visas and renew them from the governing Israeli occupation. Palestinian-American activist Sam Bahour joins us from Ramallah to discuss Israel’s control of people who wish to visit Palestine.

Next Brown speaks with EI contributor and Crossing the Line correspondent Rami Almeghari about a mother of seven who died while waiting to receive permission from the Israelis to leave Gaza to receive medical care. Brown also speaks with Iyad Nasir, spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza about recent human rights workshops led by the ICRC for Palestinian resistance activists from Gaza.

As always, Crossing the Line begins with “This week in Palestine,” a service provided by The International Middle East Media Center. The program finishes with a segment called, “The Occupation’s Impact” which lists the names of people killed as a result of the occupation.

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.