Kassem Eid

Media & Human Rights Activist

Kassem Eid is a Palestinian Syrian refugee. He joined the Syrian Revolution in 2011 and served as spokesman for the city council of Mouadamaht Al Sham. Eid is a media and human rights activist who survived Assad’s 2013 sarin gas massacre and two years of siege by government forces. In March 2014, he came to the United States, where he went on a speaking tour, testified before the UN Security Council, and briefed the White House, State Department, Congress, and other US government bodies. He has written for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy and been profiled in The New York Times and interviewed on “60 Minutes.”

Videos/Audio of Kassem Eid

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