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The Crisis On The Ground In Gaza

The Crisis On The Ground In Gaza

What A Day - May 19, 2021 - 25:32

Airstrikes have exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, with numerous vital resources damaged or destroyed. We spoke with Inès Abdel Razek, advocacy director of the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy, about the situation on the ground. Also, EU members called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.The House passed an anti-Asian hate crimes bill, yesterday, which would speed up review of COVID-19 related hate crimes, help law enforcement to better identify anti-Asian bias, and more. We discuss the rise in anti-AAPI violence that led to the bill, plus the response to it.And in headlines: the police officers in North Carolina responsible for shooting Andrew Brown Jr. will not face criminal charges, Rudy Giuliani's son will run for governor of NY, and cicadas get high and watch their butts fall off. Plus, Elise Hu from NPR and TED Talks Daily fills in for Akilah Hughes.Show Notes:Some organizations where you can make donations to help the people in Gaza: Human Concern – humanconcern.org/palestine-relief Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) – imeu.funraise.org Islamic Relief USA – irusa.org/middle-east/palestine For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday.

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