‘The Survivor’s Guide to Gaza’ – Dateline Documentary

Independent Australian Jewish Voices

12 JULY 2016

The Survivor’s Guide to Gaza

Gaza will be unliveable by 2020 according to the UN, with daily life already a struggle to find food and shelter, but Dateline finds the people bringing innovation and inspiration to the fight for survival.


Brett Mason, Will West, Georgina Davies, Ana Maria Quinn

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – 21:30



With my eyes closed, I can hear the crash of waves and feel the wet sand and warm sunshine so familiar from beaches at home in Australia.

But when I open my eyes, reality snaps sharply into focus: this is Gaza.

The sand is strewn with dense layers of rubbish, nearby buildings have bullet and rocket holes and the breakwall framing this harbourside sunset is a messy mass of rubble – repurposed remnants of three wars in six years.

The water may look inviting at first glance, but Gaza's untreated sewage is pumped into it and the beach is strewn with rubbish.

The water may look inviting at…

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