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.
I am writing to you just because I believe every body in this network is my friend. Even if we did never meet, I respect and value your support to peace in the Middle East.
For this reason, I am trying to build up a group of participants/volunteers in the Galilee, with a multi-national taste.
Please check out our program:
We would like more people to join us in Eilaboun for this summer!
If you think you might be interested, or even your friend/family member, please contact me.
hey. thank you alot for your warm friendship. well I'm Studying at Stockholm University.actually I have such a wonderful life here, good times, but all of this just a small infornt of being home with family and friends.
when you try your best but you don't succceed,when you get what you want but not what you need,when you feel so tired but you can't sleep stuck in reverse and the tears come streaming down your face,when you lose some thing you can't replace,when you love someone but it goes to waste.could be wrose? lights will guide you home,and ignite your bones,and I will try to fix you