When Michael* was a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, he patrolled the Palestinian city of Hebron, and later fought in Gaza. Then, after he got home from the army, Michael’s decision to speak out about his own violent actions came back to haunt him in a twisted turn of events.
Sensitive listeners – please be advised this story contains images of war and violence.
The original score was by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Illustration by Teo Ducot.
*Michael is a pseudonym.
Shaina Shealy is a journalist fellow with the Spiritual Exemplars Project.