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Some Gazans fear another war is around the corner listen

02/08/11 Pam Bailey
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Two years ago, Israel bombarded the Gaza strip: about 1300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed. But Pam Bailey reports, Gazans fear a new war could be around the corner.

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Gazans differ on reaction to Al Jazeera's Palestine Papers listen

02/03/11 Pam Bailey
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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While uprisings rage in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, the release of what is called the “Palestine Papers” by the Al-Jazeera news channel continues to cause an uproar of its own among Palestinians.

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Palestinians in Gaza celebrate the revolution in Tunisia listen

01/20/11 Pam Bailey
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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People across the world, including the Middle East, celebrated the peaceful revolution that toppled Tunisia's government. The former president, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, was forced to leave the country on Friday. WMNF's reporter in the Gaza Strip, Pam Baily, tells us, Palestinians are inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.

As news of Tunisian revolution spread like wildfire around the world, Arabs living in countries struggling with their own oppressive governments and soaring unemployment we...

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Susan Taylor Martin on the impact of smuggling tunnels on Gaza's economy

11/17/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest, St. Petersburg Times reporter Susan Taylor Martin recently visited Gaza and she wrote:

"It has been nearly two years since Israel destroyed thousands of homes, schools and other buildings in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during a three-week war to stop rocket attacks on Israeli cities. Although Israel has slightly relaxed its blockade of Gaza, cement is among the many items still not legally allowed into the area except under rare circumstances.

"Hence the tunnels or, a...

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FSRN Reporter Aya Batrawy on Kasmir and Gaza

08/12/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF and Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our guest is Aya Batrawy. Aya Batrawy is currently an adjunct professor at the American University in Cairo, teaching journalism there. She is also a Correspondent in Cairo, Egypt, for Pacifica's Free Speech Radio News. She has worked and produced stories for a number of places including NPR, BBC and for Egypt's 24-hour English satellite news channel, Nile TV. Her pieces have been picked up and aired on CNN International. She h...

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40 supporters of Gaza Freedom Flotilla rally in Temple Terrace listen

06/14/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two weeks ago, at least nine activists were killed when Israeli Commandos boarded an aid flotilla that was en route to Gaza last month. Since then, protests and vigils have been taking place all over the world. Around 40 people gathered holding signs and banners during rush hour traffic on Friday in Temple Terrace. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin was there and spoke with Ramsey Kilic, director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Remah Ahmad, a Palestinian woman w...

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Interfaith rally in support of Gaza Freedom Flotilla listen

06/11/10 Kelly Benjamn & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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WMNF reports from an interfaith rally in North Tampa / Temple Terrace in support of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. It's from a mobile phone so the sound is not optimal.

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In Tampa people rally in solidarity with Gaza Freedom Flotilla listen

06/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner on an aid ship heading to Gaza says the activists on board will not resist Israeli soldiers if they board the Rachel Corrie.

This afternoon, Mairead Corrigan said the vessel is expected to soon reach Israel's 20-mile exclusion zone.

Corrigan said the members of the Freedom Flotilla are prepared to be arrested and taken to Israel if Israeli soldiers board the boat.

She said they will deliver humanitarian aid to...

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Castor will not say if aid to Israel should be cut following death of American listen

06/03/10 Seán Kinane & Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A U.S. State Department official says one of the at least nine people killed in the Israeli raid on an aid flotilla Monday was a 19-year-old man, Furkan Dogan, who has dual U.S. and Turkish citizenship.

Reports from Turkey indicate he had been shot five times in the head and once in the chest by the Israeli military during the raid.

Israel has rejected calls from the United Nations and from a number of countries for an international investigation of its deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid...

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Protestors: Stop giving Israel money listen

06/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A high-seas raid by the Israeli military yesterday resulted in the deaths of at least nine human rights activists headed for Gaza on a flotilla. In response, more than thirty protestors gathered in front of the federal building in Tampa today to condemn Israel’s actions.

The diverse crowd stood peacefully in the shade holding placards with messages like “stop funding Israel,” and “Palestinian self-determination is not terrorism.” Jordan Harrah’s sign said “Israel is a terror...

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