July 04, 2001 – Special Report: “Daily Life in the Gaza Strip”
Special Report on the Middle East: “Daily Life in the Gaza Strip”
For July 4th, Free Speech Radio News will broadcast a half-hour special report from correspondent Rafael Krafft on the realities of daily life in the South of the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees live in Gaza, a twenty-five mile strip of land on the Mediterranean. Every day holds the potential for conflict, not only with the Israelis who live nearby in highly fortified settlements, but with the major Israeli military presence deployed to protect those settlers and quell protest.
Over the last six months, Rafael Krafft’s reporting has brought Free Speech Radio News listeners up-close to the voices and sounds of Palestinian life under occupation. Krafft recently filed a special investigative report on charges that the Israeli army used poison gas on Palestinian demonstrators, as well as the long-term health effects of that gas