Rising Violence In The West Bank

A Conversation With Cassandra Dixon And Ali Awad


On March 7th, Cassandra Dixon, a peace activist from Wisconsin, was attacked by Israeli settlers while visiting and volunteering in the Masafer Yatta area of the West Bank. She was struck in the heard resulting in a fractured skull and concussion. At the time she was with Ali Awad on his grandfather’s land. Ali and his family has been the victim of violence from Israeli settlers in attempt to remove them from the land.

Cassandra Dixon joins us into the studio and Ali Awad joins us by phone from the West Bank.

More information about the incident can be found on the Madison-Rafah website. Cassandra and Ali were also featured on the podcast Occupied Thoughts.

Ali Awad is journalist and activist from the village of Tuba in Masafer Yatta. He is co-founder of the new media project Humans of Masafer Yatta.

Cassandra Dixon is a residential carpenter in Madison, Wisconsin and lives near Wisconsin Dells at a Catholic Worker house that provides hospitality to low income women, and families visiting a loved one at a nearby federal prison. She is also a founder of Palestine Partners.

Photo by Levi Meir Clancy on Unsplash

Interview with Cassandra on WORT’s World View, April 16, 2023

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