Politics in the Time of Corona - EP. 9: Punishment in Palestine


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This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Statistics - As of March 2020 - 5,000 Palestinian prisoners currently in Israeli jails. - 432 in administrative detention. - 183 children. - 43 female prisoners. - Since 1967, over 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned. - 4 Palestinian prisoners confirmed to be infected with coroanvirus. - 50 Palestinian homes demolished - Since 1967, 18,000 houses Palestinian homes have been demolished - 6,000 homes were demolished immediately after the 1967 war. - Home demolition as collective punishment: https://www.btselem.org/topic/punitive_demolitions

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad Production Set by Khalid Namez Edited by Alicia Rodriguez Directed by Bassam Haddad Research by Naim Mousa

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