For three months in 2013 I served as a Human Rights Observer in the occupied Palestinian territory. I lived and worked in Hebron, in the West Bank, which is one of the most tense places in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. My duties included accompanying vulnerable Palestinian children to school, sometimes in the face of violence; monitoring checkpoints which thousands of Palestinian workers have to cross each morning; and supporting Israelis and Palestinians working together for peace and human rights.
This blog tells the stories of some of the people I met and the things I witnessed during my time there.
3 responses to “About this blog”
Hi Melanie, I am a Ph.D. student writing a thesis on barriers to education in Palestine, and I wondered if I could show some of your photos (credited of course) from this blog during an upcoming presentation at my university. Please let me know if this would be ok.
Of course, that’s fine. If you could put the blog address in there I’d be grateful
Wonderful, thank you! I definitely will put the credit, year, and link to the blog. Much appreciated, and thank you for your work as an observer in Hebron.