Entrepreneur turned activist
LIFE IN THE PALESTINIAN WEST BANK
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.