Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

The Pandemic in Gaza w/ Walid Mahmoud

March 31, 2020

On this edition of Parallax Views, the Gaza strip has been under siege of Israel for over a decade and now face new struggles due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Al Jazeera photojournalist Walid Mahmoud joins us on this edition of the program to discuss the current situation facing the Palestinian people in Gaza. How are Gazans dealing with measures like social distancing despite being extremely crowded (thus making social distancing difficult) and what of the lack of medical supplies like ventilators? Also what is Gaza like now under the blockade and the threat of coronavirus combined? Walid also fills us in on why Gazans remain positive in spite of the adversity they face and why the everyday Gazan does not want violence, hatred, or racism but rather the recognition that "we all live under the same sky" and therefore peace must prevail. This interview is shorter (close to 40 min) but powerful.

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