The fourth episode of our podcast series, Aims and Means, is now available for listening. The episode, A Private Iniative, goes back to the story of the foundation of the settlement Elkana D and the death of Ibrahim al-Aqra – a resident of the Palestinian village Biddya. Through the story of Elkana D this episode of the podcast shows how the privatization of the settlement project in the early 1980s coincided with an affair of corruption and forgery of documents, and how it all led to the unnecessary death of a 75-year-old man trying to protect his land.
The first season of Akevot’s Aims and Means podcast deals with several key themes that characterized – and continue to characterize – the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights , as well as the occupation of the Sinai Peninsula (1967-1982): expulsion of local residents, establishment of settlements, selective law enforcement, and violations of international law. The six episodes each reveal a unique, fascinating, and almost entirely unknown story, based on archival research by Akevot Institute.
You can listen to the podcast on all podcast platforms. The episodes are also available on our website, along with key documents we have uncovered in various archives and on which the podcast is based.
To the new episode’s page and the main documents behind it, click here.
Listen to the full episodes (in Hebrew):