The personal stories of Forum members, about their lost loved ones
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Every PCFF member has lost someone to the conflict who was their entire universe: a cherished child, a loving mother, an adored brother, a beloved husband.
Here you can read the personal stories of Forum members, of their loved ones who are no longer present, about the journey from pain to hope and about choosing reconciliation and partnership rather than revenge.
We are constantly updating our database with stories and invite you to visit again.
Aaron Barnea - "My Dear Noam"
My Dear Noam. For seven long years we do not meet and the letters to you
Abraham Shomroni - "Not Hopeless Revenge But Reconciliation"
Despite the many years, I have vivid memories of my childhood in Vienna
Aisha Alkhateeb - "Thirty–Six Days After the Wedding"
My brother, Mahmoud el Khatib, was wounded in the heart on the 27th of August
Anat Marnin - "Long Ago, I Loved the Autumn"
Long ago, I loved the autumn. The gust of chilly winds
Aziz Abu Sarah - "A Conflict Close to Home"
A disaster can strike your nation, your state, or even the house of your next door neighbor
Ben Kfir - "Double Discounts"
Yaacov Shefer, my great grandfather, was born in
Bushra Awad - "Our Tears are The Same Tears"
I'm married, a mother of eight children and a homemaker
Eyad Sabarneh - "Let's live in peace so we will die in peace"
My name is Eyad Sabarneh. I live in Beit Ummar in the Hebron Governorate. I am 43 years old,
Gili Meisler - "Giora"
The Yom Kippur War robbed the country of its innocence and took Giora from us.
Ikhlas Shtayeh - "Blind to Hate"
My name is Achlas Ashtaya and I live in the village of Salem in the Nablus District
Jihad Zghayar - "Life Goes On Despite The Pain"
My name is Jihad Zghayar, I live in Idhna, in the Hebron
Laila Al-Sayyid - "I Don't Want to Lose My Children"
My father was a soldier in the Jordanian army and was killed in
Layla Alsheikh - "Where is this affection coming from?"
I am Layla Alsheikh from the village of Battir in the Bethlehem governorate. A Muslim Palestinian
Maha Salah - "Touching the humanitarian side of the other"
On Land Day, March 30, 1997, my brother Abdallah was killed
Marwan Al Shoubi - "Many live their lives, few are compassionate"
My name is Marwan Al Shoubi. I lived several years with my family outside our homeland, in one of
Mashka Litvak - "At the First Rainfall"
Arnon, my big brother, Thirty Five years went by since the day you were killed
Mhamad Al Baw - "In the Name of Allah"
God made human beings unique by bestowing on them intelligence and the power of
Mohamad Ahmad Isbitan - "My father was a pacifist"
My name is Mohamad Ahmad Isbitan and I live in Halhul in the Hebron Governorate. I was born in 1978,
Moira Jilani - "I Came Back to Palestine and Lost Ziad"
I met Ziad, my former Palestinian husband, in Texas
Muna Abu Sara - "All those wonderful attributes vanished in a heartbeat"
My name is Muna Abu Sara and I live in Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem. Before I married I
Murad Izzat Samaneh - "Whoever wages war can also make peace"
My name is Murad Izzat Samaneh, I'm 33 and I live in Beit Iba in the Nablus governorate.
Najla Abu Ayash - "Loss and Bereavement Have Been a Part of My Life"
when I was five years old and the Israeli occupation forces
Nir Yesod - "At the Top of the Steps That Lead Down from Misgav Am to Ramallah"
Misgav Am is in a pastoral area overlooking southern Lebanon and Mt. Hermon
Niv Sarig - "Despite all, Dialogue"
My name is Niv Sarig, age 35, from Kfar Sava, originally from Moshav Hibat Zion
Oren Balaban - "We Are Alike"
My name is Oren Balaban, but the family name I was born with was Yadgarov. My father, Eli
Rami Elhanan - "Replacing Pain with Hope"
My personal story begins and ends on the particular day of Yom Kippur:
Robi Damelin - "A Chain of Change"
I came to Israel from South Africa in 1967; I came as a volunteer after
Roni Hirshenson - "I Don’t Have the Privilege to Give Up Hope"
I was born in Jerusalem in 1942, married Miri and had five kids, Tami, Hadas, Liat, Amir and Elad.
Stav Kdoshim - "A Little Drop in the Sea of Memories"
Once I was asked to stand here and talk to you I went through
Yaakov Guterman - "Raz"
My name is Yaacov, I was born in Poland in 1935
Yael Yudkovik - "The Annual Conference on the Prevention and Care of Pressure Ulcers"
Following Operation Protective Edge, in the summer of 2014, I joined the Israeli-Palestinian
Yusra Abd al-Aziz Mahfoud - "Enough!"
I am Yusra Abd al-Aziz Mahfoud. My family was originally from Kfar Yazur (Azor), near Jaffa
Yusuf Shatat - "Irine"
My name is Yusuf Ibrahim Shatat, I work as a nurse in the Palestinian health ministry and live in