Could you hurt someone who has your blood running through their veins?
The grief and sorrow on both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is torturous. Families from both sides have been left to mourn their lost loved ones after years of armed conflict. Young kids that died on the West Bank streets fighting Israeli soldiers and young Israeli kids that boarded a deadly bus not knowing a suicide bomber was sitting next to them. It is natural for family members of victims to feel a mix of incredible emotions: anger, grief and a desire for revenge.
But after sixty years of blood loss, it's time to give blood. Israel and Palestine blood banks will exchange blood donations, thus forging blood relationships between future recipients. The first to be invited to donate blood to each other will be bereaved families of both sides of the conflict. The project was launched on September 14, 2011 as a part of the International Peace Day. This project could not have been brought to life without the nurturing care of "The Parents' Circle-Family Forum" and the "Peres Center for Peace".