This Arab-Israeli ‘Seed of Peace’ Became One of the Second Intifada’s First Victims

Asel Asleh liked to call himself ‘the peacemaker,’ but his death at the hands of the Israeli police in October 2000 almost proved fatal for the respected Seeds of Peace organization he was so involved in

Judy Maltz
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On October 2, 2000, Asel Asleh was shot dead by police while attending a demonstration in his hometown of Arraba. The 17-year-old was one of 12 Arab Israelis killed during several days of violent clashes in northern Israel that marked the beginning of the second intifada.

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