Monday, August 3, 2009

Heart of Jenin

ahmed khatib, jenin, israel, palestine, palestinian, heart,

A Palestinian boy is killed by Israeli soldiers.

I bet you think you know the whole story now, don't you? So did I.

The story doesn't end the way you think it would. It doesn't end in violence and reprisals, it ends in love and sacrifice and new beginnings when the boy's family decides to donate his organs. Two years later, the boy's father journeys to visit the children whose lives were saved by his son's death: a Druze girl, a Bedouin boy and an Orthodox Jewish girl.

Heart of Jenin is an amazing documentary. You will cry, but there is hope in Ahmed Khatib’s story, and that hope is for all of us.

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