Palestinian, Muslim, West Bank/Gaza/E. Jerusalem Born in: Tulkarm Refugee Camp Lives in: Tulkarm Refugee Camp Works at Combatants for Peace, Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND) Interviewed by: Joline Makhlouf and Rula Salameh
Nur El Deen Shehada was brought up in the Tulkarm Refugee Camp and was imprisoned for his participation in the first intifada. Shehada became disillusioned with the violent nature of the second Iintifada and began searching for alternate ways to resist the Occupation. He joined Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy, and later Combatants for Peace, which both advocate nonviolent protest of the Occupation and the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.