Ali Abu Awwad
Activist and founder of Al Tareek (The Way)"I didn't know what to do with the pain and there wasn't an outlet for the grief. The Forum is a means of helping yourself in addition to being a means of resistance. It is a different kind of revolution for my people. This is how I view it. You are eventually drawn into this and begin to believe in the principles of what you do. I now feel that I have the capacity to face anybody in any discussion, regardless of his rhetorical abilities. I now believe this is the way to establish our rights."
Lives in: Beit Ummar Was born in: Halhoul, Hebron Year of birth: 1972 Identity: Muslim, Palestinian, West Bank/Gaza/E. Jerusalem Type of work: Coexistence/Dialogue/Reconciliation Nonviolent Direct Action Website: Bereaved Families Forum Works at Bereaved Families Forum, Al Tareek (The Way) Interviewer Joline Makhlouf Date of Interview 2005