Derek speaks with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch (HRW), about the U.S. government’s decision to publicly question the statistics coming from Gaza’s Ministry of Health nearly three weeks into Israel’s bombardment of the enclave. They also discuss the dire humanitarian situation there including the collapse of the hospital system, the inadequate amount of aid being allowed to trickle into the strip, what’s been happening in the West Bank, and more.
You can find Omar’s work and more at HRW’s Israel/Palestine page: https://shorturl.at/ajuDJ.
You can also find all our episodes on the 2023 Gaza War here.
Recorded Wednesday, October 26, 2023