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An Israeli Shot Me. An Israeli Healed Me.
“Why don’t you leave this house?” I remember a soldier demanding. My father, in his beautiful voice, responded, “Why don’t you leave my house?”


At 15, he was shot in the back by an Israeli soldier. Now this Palestinian has dedicated his life to peace.
“All of those little moments showed me their humanity, and I can’t get over that ever,” Bashir said


Connolly Intern Sows Father’s Seeds of Peace for Gaza
For the first time ever in my life, not to only look at the Jewish people as human beings but also to recognize my humanity as well,” Bashir said


Injured in the Fault Line
“Halil Bashir's land and home was requisitioned and his greenhouses destroyed. Then his 15-year-old son was shot in the back." 


A BULLET IN THE BACK: A TALK WITH THE PALESTINIAN AUTHOR REMEMBERING THE INTIFADA AS A TEENAGER
“I think by holding on to those ideals, he held on to our humanity." of those little moments showed me their humanity,” Bashir said 

Yousef Bashir (Courtesy photo)


Yousef Bashir’s Memoir Chronicles Journey Toward Peace
 “The Words of My Father” chronicles Yousef Bashir’s childhood under Israeli occupation in Gaza.