En­tre­pre­neur turned ac­tivist


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WANT­ING MORE OUT of life, South African en­tre­pre­neur Sarah Robin­son took time out of her role as an en­tre­pre­neur to ex­pe­ri­ence first­hand the po­lit­i­cal con­flict in the H1 and H2 zones of He­bron in the Is­raeli-oc­cu­pied West Bank, Pales­tine. He­bron is known as one of the more volatile ar­eas in the Pales­tinian West Bank, where Is­raelis are try­ing to force Pales­tinian res­i­dents out of the area by force.

As part of a group of in­ter­na­tional visi­tors, Robin­son hoped to use her pres­ence at the Is­raeli check­points and in the streets to record the many un­doc­u­mented hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions against lo­cal Pales­tinian res­i­dents by Is­raeli set­tlers and soldiers. By threat­en­ing to ex­pose the atroc­i­ties via so­cial plat­forms and re­leas­ing the ma­te­rial to the in­ter­na­tional me­dia, she, along with the group that she was trav­el­ling with, hoped to quell the vi­o­lence at least some­what.

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