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'There is terrible racism in the media': Mustafa Barghouti on the war on Gaza and how life changed in 1967

The head of the Palestinian National Initiative, Mustafa Barghouti, recollects on his life from growing up as a child in Ramallah, which was then controlled by Jordan, to the present Israeli assault on Gaza.

In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss how the 1967 War and subsequent Israeli occupation changed his life and propelled him to become a medical doctor and into political activism, studying medicine abroad.

He describes life under occupation and the hopes that the First Intifada brought, the failed Oslo peace process and his role in those negotiations, how he was shot in 1996 by Israeli security forces, the decades-long brutality of the Israeli army, the Second Intifada, the death of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian elections in 2006 and the civil war, the siege of Gaza.

He talks about the 7 October attack, how the media perceives the current assault by Israel on Gaza, and the future of Palestinian liberation.

UNAPOLOGETIC is a show that unapologetically looks at the life, times and views of some unapologetic and not so unapologetic humans. Hosted by Ashfaaq Carim
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