The pictures from a rally for peace after a 'Jewish terror' attack will give you hope

Louis Dor
Monday 03 August 2015 15:00
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Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old Palestinian, burned to death in a suspected arson attack by Jewish extremists on Friday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to catch the perpetrators and bring them to justice, condemning the incident as a “horrific, heinous terror attack”.

Dawabsha’s parents and older brother were all injured in the attack and remain in the hospital.

Army presence was increased in subsequent days on the West Bank in fear of riots as images of Dawabsha were put on posters labelling him a “martyr”, juxtaposing him with symbols of Palestinian nationalism.

However, while tension in the region has risen, images taken at a peace rally on Sunday can offer some hope:

(Photo: HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

150 people - Israelis and Palestinians - gathered to pray in solidarity at a vigil in Gush Etzion, a settlement in east Jerusalem.

(Photo: HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hadassah Froman, widow of the late Rabbi Menahem Froman who was known for fostering unity among Israelis and Palestinians, helped organised the demonstration and is quoted by the Jerusalem Post as saying:

Death only brings more death, and the spilling of blood causes exile.

To merit living in this country we must chose life and see the spark of God in everyone.

We must remove the barriers between us and create a bridge, because anything is possible but it depends on us.

Palestinian peace activist Sheikh Ibrahim Abu El-Hawa also spoke of the importance of coexistance:

If this is land of god then we are all guests here and we have to live in love and peace.

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