Crossing the Line interviews daughter of Sami Al-Arian

This week on Crossing The Line: As the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip continues, the world listens with a deaf ear as Israel continues its siege and incursions into the coastal territory. Host Naji Ali speaks with physician and human rights activist, Dr. Laila Al Marayati, about the physical and emotional effects of occupation.

Next, acquitted of terrorism charges brought by the US Government, Dr. Sami Al-Arian, a tenured professor of computer science embarks on another hunger strike to protest the government’s attempt to coerce him into testifying to a grand jury for a third time. Ali speaks to Sami Al-Arian’s daughter, Laila, about his condition and the campaign to free him.

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

*Naji Ali was formerly known as Christopher Brown.