Recently, an Israeli human rights organization
gave 100 video cameras to Palestinians in the
West Bank. The idea was for the people to use
the cameras to protect themselves against violence
and to have a record of abuse.
I wouldn't in any way be in favor of a type of
1984-type situation where people were filmed
24 hours a day. But there is no doubt that
cameras, in recording injustice and violence,
can have a positive impact on fighting it.
People in Israel should of course have cameras
also, to show what violence does to their lives.
And then the videos should be shared. The Palestinians
should have an intimate record of what goes on in Israel,
and the Israelis should see up-close-and-personal what
happens in the West Bank and Gaza.
Evil loves darkness. It loves to hide.
It doesn't like the blinding light of day.