Machsom Watch founder reflects on her occupational hazards
Since 2004, Hagit Back has been documenting the realities of the occupation on the Palestinian people in the West Bank. Haaretz joined her on the roads less traveled.
She calls herself “the social worker of the occupation.” Since founding the southern branch of Machsom Watch – Women for Human Rights in 2004, Hagit Back, 60, has notched a string of small victories with her now 20-strong group. The one major victory we hoped for, and could practically touch, faded some time ago, but that doesn’t mean she has let up. She keeps going full steam ahead, with...
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