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Aziz Abu Sarah
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"I believe that if you're not doing something, then you accept reality, and if you accept reality, then you agree with the fact that the only solution is for us to keep killing each other. It's hard for me to understand how you can accept something like that. One should do whatever he or she can to change the situation. Even if there is a tiny bit of hope, I think it is better to try to do something than sit there and do nothing."

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Lives in: Jerusalem Was born in: Jerusalem Year of birth: 1980 Identity: Palestinian, Muslim, West Bank/Gaza/E. Jerusalem Type of work: Coexistence/Dialogue/Reconciliation Website: Bereaved Families Forum Works at Bereaved Families Forum, All For Peace Radio Interviewer Joline Makhlouf Date of Interview 2005

Aziz Abu Sarah joined Fatah's Youth movement after losing his brother, who died shortly after his release from Israeli prision. Aziz published many angry and vengeful articles in the organization's magazine. Years later, Aziz and his family agreed to attend a meeting of the Bereaved Families Forum. Aziz is now a member of the Forum and co-hosts a show on All For Peace Radio; he also runs an organization aimed at empowering Palestinian youth.

Online articles

Aziz Abu Sarah's Blog

Palestinian activist: From angry young man to a proponent of peace, By Philip Eil, The Jewish Voice and Herald. July 24, 2009

Cracking the Walls of Hate and Fear, Joy Pople, UPF International. April 18, 2007