On the eve of a potential vote in the United Nations to grant formal statehood to Palestine we speak with freelance journalist and Palestinian rights activist Eva Bartlett. Bartlett lived in the Gaza Strip for three years between 2008 and 2013. She was also aboard the Dignity, one of five Free Gaza missions to successfully sail to the Strip in 2008.
Bartlett accompanied Palestinians in ambulances during the 2008/2009 Israeli attacks on Gaza, and documented Israel’s violent November 2012 campaign against Palestine from a central Gaza hospital. Bartlett has worked extensively with Gaza’s fishermen and farmers, accompanying them as they come under fire from the Israeli army.
More recently Bartlett has traveled to Syria to document that country’s “civil war” and human rights abuses being meted out against Syrians by US-trained and funded paramilitary terrorist groups.
Additional information and writings are available at her blog, In Gaza.