“…He said he was always conscious of the tension between Palestinians and Israeli security.
“It wasn’t uncommon to see an Israeli soldier hassle an old Palestinian man.
The young soldier with his boots and his weapon – and the old man frail and hunched – clutching whatever it was he was bringing home from the market.”
Mr Shearer said he learned to look at situations from both perspectives to learn that often Israeli soldiers would see Palestinians as the enemy and were simply products of the system.
He said negotiations were mainly about security checkpoints – negotiating numbers, opening hours and neighbourhoods.
“Success for me meant more Palestinians got to hospital, school, markets or to their jobs.”…”
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