Dialogue Meeting with Laila Alsheikh & Robi Damelin

Bereaved Palestinian and Israeli mothers

Please join us for the opportunity to meet two bereaved members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum. 

They are the ones who have paid the highest price to the conflict and yet have chosen to take a stand for peace. They are inspiring and brave and you, along with other Parents Circle supporters, will have the chance to hear from them, first-hand, about their lost loved one and why they chose this path of reconciliation. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and hear from both sides.  

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About the speakers


Layla Alsheikh lives in Bethlehem in the West Bank. In 2002, her 6 months old son, Qussay, became ill and Israeli soldiers prevented Layla from taking him to the hospital for more than five hours. Qussay soon died from the lack of timely treatment. 
Layla joined the Parents Circle in 2016. Following her son’s death, she never thought of revenge, but rather has devoted her time and energy to ensuring a better, more peaceful future for her children.

Robi Damelin flowers of hope 2

Robi Damelin’s son, David, was killed by a Palestinian sniper in 2002 while guarding a checkpoint near a settlement during his army reserve service. She speaks to Israelis, Palestinians, and audiences all over the world to demand that reconciliation be a part of any peace agreement. Robi was named a 2015 Woman of Impact by Women in the World.

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