Ziad Abbas

Ziad Abbas is program manager for cross-cultural programs at the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA). A Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh Refugee Camp in the West Bank, Abbas is the cofounder of the Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh as well as a filmmaker, journalist and educator who has worked with Palestinian and international media. He has participated in the production of several documentary films and was co-producer and production manager of Promises, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time to End the Torture and Jailing of Palestinian Children
Although I have been living far from Palestine for a few years and I am now in my forties, I still have nightmares about the Israeli army invading my house when I was a child and about the first time I was tortured. This is the reality most Palestinian former prisoners live with for the rest of our lives.
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