11/20/2012 03:15 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2013

Palestinian Journalists Talk To HuffPost Live About Gaza Conflict (VIDEO)

HuffPost Live talked to four Palestinian journalists on Tuesday about their lives and their perspectives on the Israeli-Gaza conflict.

The journalists are all in New York as part of a United Nations exchange program.

Farah Aloul, an editor at, told HuffPost's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin about the challenges of living in Palestine.

"I'm from Nablus," she said. "My husband is from Jerusalem. I'm forbidden to enter Jerusalem ... I can't go live in Nablus because I work in Ramallah, which is only 30 minutes away from Nablus."

Hala Fawaz ElAlami, a journalist with the AlFakhoora Program, said that she was "really worried about my family, about my relatives, about my work." She said there was an encouraging trend of Palestinian journalists reporting on their lives.

Omar Ghraieb, a freelance journalist, said that social media has been vitally important to him.

"I think we started using social media first for Palestinians to start connecting to each other ... and second, to reach people all over the world," he said.

Anas Al Sabbar, an editor at the Maan network, added that journalism and social media were providing Palestinians with a new outlet for their message.

"In the land, it's only maybe throwing stones or shouting," he said. "Maybe we will try a different way ... by social media, or by media and interviews like this."

Watch the full segment here.



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