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Oct 05, 2007
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Palestinian Peace Activists Work to Persuade Palestinian Public to Accept Two-States Solution

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Source: Al-Arabiya Network (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

Following are excerpts from a report on Palestinian peace activists, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on October 5, 2007:

Reporter: Rami, Abir, and their friends are volunteers in the One Voice organization. They gather around a table heaped with papers and documents, the fruit of their diligence - thousands of signatures of people who agree with their ideas on how to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Activist: Peace is the key to the life of human beings. When a person enjoys peace, he feels safe, becomes productive, and begins to think and develop.

Second activist: There is nothing wrong with having two states – a Palestinian state and an Israeli one. The reality is that the Israelis have a state and we don't.

Third activist: In my opinion, peace serves us more than anyone else. Of course, I support peace, no matter what. After all, we are all human beings. True, we suffer from occupation and oppression. This activity is by people who believe in peace, and believe we have a right to have an independent state, and to have the 1967 borders and Jerusalem. I don't see any reason why this shouldn't happen.

Reporter: These groups are also active on the streets. There, the volunteers try to persuade citizens to sign a document containing several clauses. Among the most important of these clauses is the belief in peace as a means to resolve the conflict and end the occupation, as well as the adherence to the U.N. resolutions, which would lead to a solution of two states for the two peoples. These signatures will go straight to the Palestinian and Israeli leaders, encouraging them to reach a comprehensive solution, within a year at most from the mass rallies to be held soon, in which - the organization hopes – over one million people will participate. The rallies will be held simultaneously in Jericho in the West Bank, in Tel Aviv, New York, London, and other capitals, in support of the two-state solution.

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