The BBC Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman had wanted to cover this story for some time and I was lucky enough to be in Jerusalem on the tail end of one of last year’s many elections when the time came to go visit the Gharib family. Sa’adat built his home on what was then Palestinian land four decades ago and since that time the encroaching Israeli settlement nearby has literally enveloped the house.
This shoot was conducted in the West Bank after the US and Israel agreed to the so-called deal of the century. The Palestinian authority predictably had issues with the plan and in response their Prime Minister agreed to an interview with Orla. Filmed as a two crew shoot I went along with our Jerusalem based fellow shoot/edit Jimmy Michael.