Mahmoud Jabari, who attended a Seeds of Peace camp, has learned to better understand both sides of the deadlocked Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Twenty-year-old Mahmoud Jabari is a Palestinian photographer and journalist from the West Bank city of Hebron. He believes that youths will provide a way forward for the long-standing, seemingly perpetually stagnant conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
His hopefulness is a small island in a sea of dubiousness, mistrust, and frustration.
On Friday, Sept. 23, the streets of Ramallah were filled with thousands of onlookers fixated on television screens, where Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was broadcasted reading out a letter requesting formal recognition by the UN of Palestinian statehood to an applauding crowd of ambassadors in New York City.
But almost immediately, skepticism was voiced in the media.
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