The Take: A Palestinian doctor’s fight to speak about Gaza on Nakba Day

Dr Ghassan Abu-Sittah shares how he won the fight to share his accounts of Gaza as Palestinians mark Nakba Day.

Doctor Ghassan Abu Sitta, a Palestinian-British plastic surgeon specializing in conflict medicine, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, December 9, 2023
Doctor Ghassan Abu Sitta, a Palestinian-British plastic surgeon specializing in conflict medicine, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, December 9, 2023 [Hussein Malla/AP Photo]

Dr Ghassan Abu-Sittah has treated patients at hospitals throughout Gaza since shortly after the war started on October 7. Last month, he was blocked from entering much of Europe to share what he saw. He has now won a legal battle challenging that travel ban. On the 76th anniversary of the Nakba, he explains his fight to share what he has seen in Gaza.

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This episode was produced by Chloe K Li and Sonia Bhagat with our host Malika Bilal. Tabish Talib and Catherine Nouhan fact-checked this episode.

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik, and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera