Friday, December 12, 2014
Combatants for Peace
Combatants for Peace is a movement started jointly by Palestinians and Israelis, who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence; Israelis as soldiers in the Israeli army (IDF) and Palestinians as part of the violent struggle for Palestinian freedom.
After brandishing weapons for so many years, and having seen one another only through weapon sights, they decided to put down their guns, and to fight for peace.
I was particularly moved by the stories about the village of Lifta. Great work; there is still reason to hope.
Ilan Shtayer - a former Israeli soldier who is now a member of "Combatants for Peace", is part of an association called "Save Lifta", which is fighting for the preservation of the village.