Meet the People Building a Skate Park for Kids in the West Bank

We met up with volunteers from SkatePal and SkateQilya on a new episode of 'POST RADICAL.'

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Jul 19 2018, 2:03pm

Growing up on the border of Israel in Palestine is undoubtably difficult, but activists and volunteers are trying to make life a little easier for the youngest generation of Palestinians by teaching them how to skateboard. Non-profit groups SkatePal and SkateQilya are currently building a skatepark in Jayyous, a town near the border of the West Bank, to help create a positive environment for kids to form their own emerging skateboarding scene.

On Tuesday's episode of POST RADICAL, we met the people behind the new skatepark to see how the project embodies the Field of Dreams quote, "if you build it, they will come."

POST RADICAL airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on VICELAND. Find out how to tune in here.

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