Bassam Aramin

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Bassam Aramin
Bassam Aramin
The Parents Circle Families Forum

Join PCFF’s international spokespeople and bereaved members, Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin  as they share their stories of loss and their unique choice of reconciliation.   Participate in a discussion on the human side of the conflict and why relationship building, mutual understanding of the “other side” and a reconciliation framework is necessary for any sustainable peace agreement.


Bassam Aramin was sent to Israeli prison as a 17-year-old for his role in the Palestinian resistance.  He spent seven years there, and eventually

started questioning the value of armed resistance.  Several years after his release, he co-founded “Combatants for Peace.”  He has refused to pick up arms since his release, even when, in 2007, his 10-year-old daughter, Abir, was killed by an Israeli soldier’s rubber bullet on her way home from school.  He is also

the subject of a documentary film – Within the Eye of the Storm. He is completing his Masters in Holocaust Studies.