"I have remained active ever since, believing passionately that if Palestinian freedom fighters and former Israeli soldiers can form a group with a common cause, then anyone can."
"I believe violence breeds violence and there’s no choice now for me other than to find another way."
"The healing part of the story for me has been starting a new Combatants for Peace group in Nablus."
"In Combatants for Peace I am happy to talk to the young soldiers who have laid down their arms and are sorry for what they’ve done. I can forgive them."
"I wrote a letter to my commanders and told them I was no longer willing to take part in any fighting in the occupied Palestinian territories."
"Once the anger ceases, the heart opens and understanding is possible."
"Once I had felt forgiveness for my attacker, I saw that I also had to forgive my parents."
"I also recognized through this process that I was no longer a victim because my life was not contingent on what this man did."
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"I don’t forgive and I don’t forget, but when this happened to my daughter I had to ask myself whether I’d contributed in any way."