Updates on Gaza & Looking to the Future: Mass Depopulation & Continued Violence


In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, political analyst Khalil Sayegh joins FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart to look at the current situation on the ground in Gaza, where Sayegh’s family is located, including a discussion of the military and political dynamics of both Israel and Hamas. Looking towards the future, Sayegh discusses the ways the in which Israel has made Gaza unlivable and has no plan to make it livable again, thus creating the conditions for mass depopulation of Gaza and laying the groundwork for continued armed Palestinian resistance.

On April 24th, Khalil Sayegh posted that his 18 year old sister in Rafah, Lara Sayegh, was killed in Gaza and his mother is currently in a coma. We offer our deepest condolences to Khalil and continue to be grateful for his voice and analysis.

Occupied Thoughts by FMEP · Mass Depopulation & Continued Violence: Gaza’s Present & Future

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Recorded on April 16, 2024

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Khalil Sayegh is a political analyst focused on Palestinian politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Born and raised in the Gaza Strip, Sayegh is the co-founder of the Agora Initiative, which promotes constitutional democracies in the Middle East.

Peter Beinart is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is also a Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York, a Contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, an Editor-at-Large at Jewish Currents, and an MSNBC Political Commentator.