Podcast | Washingtonians feel the effects of the Israel-Hamas war

Members of local Jewish and Palestinian communities discuss the war’s impacts across the Atlantic.

Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters argue

Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters argue as several hundred students and others gather at the “Day of Resistance: Protest for Palestine” rally at the University of Washington, October 12, 2023. (Genna Martin/Crosscut)

On Oct. 7, Hamas, a militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, launched a surprise attack on Israel. 


Israel quickly declared war – pounding Gaza with airstrikes and restricting the region’s access to water, food and electricity

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Around 1,400 Israelis and 3,000 Palestinians have been killed. 

For this episode, host Maleeha Syed spoke with Maxima Patashnik, a member of the local Jewish community, and Sabrene Odeh, a member of the local Palestinian-American community, about how the war has affected them. 

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