Voices for Palestine on CKUT
As our politicians, pundits, and mainstream media excuse Israeli war crimes, CKUT brings you coverage of the conflict in Gaza without the corporate spin.
In response to the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas, Israel has dropped over 6,000 bombs on Gaza, cut off water, fuel, and power, and asked over a million residents to flee the north. Bombs have hit safe routes, hospitals, and critical infrastructure. The civilian death toll is in the thousands, hundreds of whom are children.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog claimed that “it is an entire nation out there that is responsible.” Defense Minister Yoav Gallant claimed that Israel is “fighting against human animals.” The Prime Minister of Israel’s official Twitter account described the conflict with Hamas as “a struggle between the children of light and the children of darkness, between humanity and the law of the jungle.”
It’s a stance that groups like Human Rights Watch have described as “collective punishment,” a war crime under international law. Holocaust and genocide studies Professor Raz Segal goes further, calling it “a textbook case of genocide.” Yet Canadians in media and politics have refused to condemn Israel’s actions.
CKUT has the context the mainstream media lacks when it comes to Palestine.
From Oct. 18, we have an hour-long show hosted by Samaa Elibyari.
And from the day before, we have coverage of last Friday’s pro-Palestine demo. The next protest is happening this Sunday at Dorchester Square.
Our coverage of this genocide is ongoing and we will post it here.
October 18 Off the Hour: Samaa Elibyari with Ehab Lotayef and Cym Gomery (World Beyond War): https://ckut.ca/playlists/shows/15757
November 1 Off the Hour: Samaa Elibyari with Ehab Lotayef and Scott Weinstein (Independent Jewish Voices Canada), Dimitri Lascaris: https://archives.ckut.ca/128/20231101.17.00.00-18.00.00.mp3
Check out the archives of Under the Olive Tree for years of Palestinian perspectives and solidarity on CKUT.