News First Israeli-Palestinian Solidarity Visit to Douma Village

    First Israeli-Palestinian Solidarity Visit to Douma Village

    Date: 01/08/2015
    Approximately two dozen "Combatants for Peace" activists held yesterday (Sunday, August 1st, 2015) a solidarity visit to the village of Douma near the northern West Bank city of Nablus and paid Condolences for the child family that was killed by settlers attack two days ago.
    On Thursday night, July 30th 2015, a group of settlers fire-bombed the Dawabsha family home in Douma villagem, killing 18 month old Ali and critically injuring his mother, father and 4 year old brother. They were all later moved to an Israeli hospital for treatment. During the settler attack, another home near Dawabsha house was also set on fire and the settlers wrote racist graffiti on the walls nearby.
    Following these harsh events, Combatants for Peace (CfP) activists were the first Israelis welcomed in the village, joined with Palestinian activists of the bi-national movement.
    Maytal Lochoff, Israeli member of Combatants for Peace, addressed there the family members and villagers, and said: "We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to come here and express our shame of these actions of terror and of these people that were generated by our society. We will continue to work together to bring the occupation to end."
    From his part Jamiel Qassas of CfP told the gathering “we are here today not to say words only, but to engage in real work to stop the radical settlers from continuing their terrorist attacks. This tragedy pushes us further, to do more work to end the Israeli occupation and establish the independent Palestinian state.”
    Later the group visits the home of the Dawabsha family and met eyewitnesses who witnessed the attack.