Ahmad Jundiya is an 18 year old shepherd, and lives in Tuba, in the south Hebron hills. He was given a video camera by Christian Aid partner B’Tselem to help prevent attacks from settlers that live nearby and have harassed his family for years.
He calls himself a ‘part time student, part time shepherd’. Ahmad and his family suffer daily harassment from settlers living in the nearby settlements of Ma’on and Karmel. This includes verbal and physical abuse, and also the stealing of their property – including Ahmad’s sheep.
Christian Aid partner B’Tselem, a leading Israeli human rights organisation, has been helping Ahmad fight back against the settlers through non-violent resistance. Everyday Ahmad heads out to herd his sheep armed with his most powerful weapon: his video camera.
In this video clip we see him film an incident involving a settler stealing one of his sheep. Because of the video evidence that Ahmad had, the settler was later forced by the police to return the sheep.
Watch this audio-slideshow to see how the camera is making a difference in lives of Ahmad and his family.
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