Bassam Aramin was sent to Israeli prison as a 17-year-old for his role in the Palestinian resistance. He spent seven years there, and eventually started questioning the value of armed resistance. Several years after his release, he co-founded ‘Combatants for Peace’. He has refused to pick up arms since his release, even when, in 2007, his 10-year-old daughter, Abir, was killed by an Israeli soldier’s rubber bullet outside her school. He immediately joined the Parents Circle. Bassam is the protagonist of Colum McCann’s award-winning novel, Apeirogon, and the former co-Director of the Parents Circle.
[Cancelled] A Crack in the Wall: Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan
Bassam Aramin, Rami Elhanan, Sally Warhaft