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The Palestine Podcast #26: Shaun O’Neill on ‘Separate Lives: Stories of everyday life from the Occupied West Bank’

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mp3PP#26 – Shaun O’Neill on ‘Separate Lives: Stories of everyday life from the Occupied West Bank’ [2018-01-19] – (Download here)


Join podcast-maker and student Shaun O’Neill on a journey around Jerusalem and the West Bank – Bethlehem and Ramallah – undertaken in Dec 2017 just days after Donald Trump’s illegal decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there. He speaks to locals and reflects on how life plays out there these days, in a place under brutal military occupation. The piece includes a short interview with Usama Nicola from Palestinian NGO Wi’am in Bethlehem (the Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center) about their peaceful work in the region.

Thanks go out to Usama for giving his time and energy to a stranger who walks in off the street and starts snooping around his NGO, also Khalid for his excellent tour of Aida and Dheisheh refugee camps and for keeping us safe.

And to the wonderful people of Palestine who we met during our trip. This podcast is dedicated to them.

Some names have been changed to protect interviewees from potential reprisals.

About the podcaster

Shaun O’Neill is a final year Master’s theology student from Uppsala University in Sweden with a keen interest in The Middle East, humanitarian work and social justice.

Correction: The maker of this podcast incorrectly mentioned the term border wall during his interview with Wi’am. He would like to apologise for misusing this term and correct this error by stating that this is not a border wall but instead is a separation wall.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.

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