Violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have become an all-too-familiar news headline recently. With all the violence and death that have plagued the Middle East over the past couple of months, it is difficult to remember that each attack and killing impacts real people.
The Bereaved Families' Forum ("Bereaved Parents Circle") is a group that was formed to bring together bereaved families of those killed in the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians. It includes both Israeli families and Palestinian families — no longer political rivals, but fellow humans brought together by the most profound type of grief, the loss of a loved one.
In addition to providing mutual support, the Bereaved Families' Forum has taken an active role in trying to bring peace to the region. Their message to both sides is that no piece of land is more precious than human life. This hour, members of the Bereaved Families' Forum share their heart-breaking tales and their call for peace.
Members of The Bereaved Families' Forum
This program aired on March 20, 2002.