"My son was broken inside" Mental health in the Palestinian territories

Raed, a Palestinian father of six children living in Hebron, in the West Bank, was shot in the hip by Israeli soldiers during clashes following the funeral of his young cousin. Unable to provide for his family, he suffers from depression. After his family’s home was raided by Israeli soldiers, Raed says his oldest son has grown fearful and withdrawn.

Palestinians living in the West Bank experience high levels of direct and indirect violence in their daily lives that have serious consequences for their mental health. This video is part of “Occupied Minds,” a traveling multimedia exhibition produced by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) featuring the work of Magnum photographer Moises Saman. The exhibition opened in Amman, Jordan, on World Mental Health Day, October 10.