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."
الإقامة: Beit Ummar مسقط الرأس: Halhoul, Hebron سنة الولادة: 1972 الهُوية: مسلم, فلسطيني, الضفة الغربية / قطاع غزة / القدس الشرقية مجال العمل: التعايش / الحوار / المصالحة العمل المباشر غير العنيف الموقع: Bereaved Families Forum مكان العمل: Bereaved Families Forum, Al Tareek (The Way) أجرت المقابلة: Joline Makhlouf في العام: 2005
Ali Abu Awwad grew up in a politically active family and was active in resisting the Israeli occupation during the first intifada. He was arrested for his resistance activities, which included throwing stones, participating in demonstrations and being a member of a political party, Fatah. He was sentenced to ten years in Israeli prison, however he was released after four years after the signing of the Oslo accords. During the second intifada, Ali was shot in the leg by an Israeli settler and went to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. While there, he received the news that his brother had been shot and killed by an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint at the entrance to their village. Ali and other members of his family later joined the Bereaved Families Forum where they are active in spreading a message of reconciliation and non-violence to Palestinians and Israelis. Ali Abu Awwad is featured in Just Vision's documentary film, Encounter Point; to view one of his scenes click here.
مقالات على الشبكة
No More Taking Sides, Audio interview with Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin, on PRI's Speaking of Faith. February 14, 2008
She's Israeli, he's an Arab. War has made them like mother and son, by Sarfraz Manzoor, The Guardian, May 10, 2009
Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin Speak at Pangea Day, August 15, 2008
Video of Ali Abu Awwad Preparing for the Sulha, Peace TV1
A War with No Weapons (Translated from the Hebrew), Nahum Barnea, Yediot Aharonot