For Ramadan 1443, we collaborated with Salaamedia to host a pre-iftaar radio programme. Every weekday, we host a guest from Palestine to give us on-the-ground updates and analysis from Palestine. Israeli occupation and apartheid still continues in 2022, but so does resistance. This programme highlights the power of Palestinian activism, heritage, and culture to resist injustice. We take inspiration from all those interviewed and are proud to amplify their voices. Special credit must go out to Moulana Luqman Skink who conducts the interviews with grace, wit, and insight.

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Salsaabeel is a youth activist from Hebron. She is an English literature student and activist who volunteers with Human Rights Defenders. She chats to us about Life in Hebron: Resistance and Steadfastness.




25 April 2022

Na’eem is a political analyst and academic specialising in topics related to the Middle East and political Islam. He is also an activist on the steering committe of the Pan-African Palestine Solidarity Network, as well as a board member for the Tambo-Dadoo Palestine Legal Fund discusses Israel’s observer status accreditation to the AU.

28 April 2022

Roshan is a longstanding activist and the current national coordinator of the South African BDS Coalition. She will speak about the similarities between Israeli and South African Apartheid, and what Freedom Day means to her



27 April 2022

Walid is an actuarial finance student at Birzeit University, and volunteer with the Right 2 Education Campaign. Last year, he was imprisoned and faced solitary confinement at the hands of the violent Israeli regime. He will share some of his insights from that time and give us an update from the ground.

26 April 2022

Jamal is a Palestinian activist who has been involved in grassroots resistance movements since the First Intifada. He is a founder of the Stop The Wall campaign and played a key role in the formation of the Palestinian BNC. He has also taken part in the inaugural conference of the Pan African Palestine Solidarity Network.

25 April 2022

Ra’ed Abu Hommus is a former Palestinian political prisoner. He is also the head of the international relations unit in the commission of detainees and ex-detainees, which works for the liberation of all Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons and jails.


22 April 2022

Noor is the head coordinator at the Palestine Solidarity Alliance. She is a feminist and intersectional youth activist. She gives us an update on PSA’s Ramadan programme, and recent events in Palestine.

 

 

20 April 2022

Mahfouz is a researcher and activist with the Palestine Solidarity Alliance. He speaks to us about Al-Aqsa, normalisation, the South Africa-Palestine student solidarity network, and recent developments on that front.



 

19 April 2022

Yumna is the Palestine News Director at Mondoweiss. She has recently produced the documentary, “Inside Israeli Apartheid,” which documents life under the Israeli Apartheid regime. She talks to us about this and also give us an update on recent Israeli acts of aggression.

18 April 2022

Ismail is an activist and veteran leader in the Palestine Solidarity Alliance. He has been active in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla campaigns to end Israel’s illegal blockade, where he provided logistical support to the fleets.


15 April 2022

Khalil Abu-Yahia is an English teacher at the Palestinian ministry of higher education and an academic researcher in literary, postcolonial, and cultural studies.




14 April 2022

Rana is a practicing therapist and mental health activist in Palestine, Rana serves as the director of the Palestinian Counselling Centre, and has pioneered the provision of mental health services in Palestine. She will talk to us about the effects of war, siege, and occupation on peoples’ mental health.

13 April 2022

Haidar is an associate professor of Postcolonial and Post modern Literature at Gaza’s al-Aqsa University. He has written widely on the Occupation of Palestine. He is a BDS activist and a policy advisor with Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network. He gives us an update from Gaza.

12 April 2022

Fareed Taamallah is a Palestinian journalist who lives in Qira. He is a farmer and political and environmental activist. Fareed will be talking to us about Palestinian agriculture, heritage, and resistance.



11 April 2022

Naazim is a board member of the PSA. He is also on the coordinating committee of the SA BDS Coalition. Naazim has been involved in the labour movement as a grassroots activist and union official. He will be talking about the Israeli company that bought Clover, and the ongoing workers’ struggle against it.

8  April 2022

Aya grew up in Gaza , where she works as an English teacher and activist. Aya studied at Al-Aqsa university and is involved in the Palestinian BDS Coalition. She will be talking to us about the siege, how suffocating it is, and how the international community can support.

6 April 2022

Hiba is an activist for Palestinian prisoners’ rights and a member of the International Academic Campaign against Israeli Occupation and Apartheid. Listen in for an update on the Prisoners’ Hunger Strike and administrative detainees’ boycott of apartheid Israel’s military courts.

5 April 2022

Dwaik is a member of Human RIghts Defenders, an advocacy organisation that documents the crimes of the Israeli Occupation Forces. He is based in Hebron (Al-Khalil), where he gives us an update on recent atrocities committed by Israel in the area.

4 April 2022