Mustafa Barghouti

We're live with distinguished Palestinian politician, activist and physician, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, to hear the latest on what's really happening on the ground in Jerusalem and further afield in Palestine.

On Friday, 150,000 Palestinians travelled to Al-Aqsa, occupied East Jerusalem, on the third Friday of Ramadan where over 150 of whom were injured, including two journalists.

Viral footage showed drones dropping tear gas and a Palestinian journalist being treated from injuries after being struck with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the neck.

Dr Barghouti recently told Al Jazeera that such increased confrontations on the ground in Palestine are leading to something that could become “a wide-ranging intifada”.

Mustafa Barghouti
Politician, activist and physician

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti is a Palestinian physician, activist, and politician who serves as General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, also known as al Mubadara. He has been a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council since 2006 and is also a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Central Council.