Posted by: Just_in | October 27, 2009

Brilliant Documentary film- Bridging gap between Israelis and Palestinians

Click on this link to watch the documentary entitled Heart of Jenin, which tells the story of 12-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Khatib, who was killed in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli soldiers who mistook his toy gun for the real thing. His death could have been just one more blip on the news- instead, Ahmed’s parents decided to donate his organs and turned tragedy into hope for six Israelis and created a rare moment of optimism amid the violence and entrenched hatred surrounding an intractable conflict. These organs went to Arab, Druze, Bedouin, and an Orthadox Jewish family. The breakthrough this Orthadox Jewish family makes in terms of relinquishing their steadfast attitude against Arabs is momentous. Though it also shows how strongly opposed to behavioral change some Israelis are. As long as there is an open line of communication and some sort of willingness to be open-minded, there is an opportunity for change.


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