I was born in Lisbon, Portugal, almost 45 years ago and although I have never experienced war and it's effects through all my life, I'm very much aware that is a blessing that a very LARGE number of persons can not say they have, unfortunelly.
So I'm commited to do whatever I can to bring the reality of understanding, tolerance and mutual respect, a reality to as many as I can
Why I want peace:
Because it is the only rasonable way to do ANYTHING and grow!
Interests and activities:
Computers, reading, music, and so many others that can not be all mentioned here!
Something you didn't know about me:
I'm, realy, a cat with a Dragon heart in a human disguise!....
A True Story By Faisal Al-kateep
I am a Palestinian Arab from Hizmeh, a village between Jerusalem and Ramallah. When I was 15 years old I fought against the Israeli Occupation in search of freedom. At that time I thought every Jewish person, whether soldier or citizen, man or woman, young or old, should be killed. I rejected the right for any Jew to live and every Jew was a target. I was just a kid, believe me, and I didn’t understand anything about politics or the Arab-Israeli conflict. I was arrested and sat in jail for 12 years. This was during the first intifada from 1987. At that time nobody talked about peace but only of violence. I matured during my time in jail. I started studying and reading books on politics, literature, poetry, and about the Madrid Conference.
It gave me hope to live in peace and dignity. I learned that violence only breeds violence and that peace is the only solution for the two nations, the only way for both to have a respectful and beautiful future. We live on the same land. We are neighbors. We drink the same water and both pray to a monotheistic God. We must live in peace on the basis of religion for God and land for everyone.