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Jewish And Arab People Are Posing Together In Inspiring Photos Saying "We Refuse To Be Enemies"

"My mother is Jewish. My father is Palestinian. I am their face."

Earlier this month, the Israeli news site Ynet reported that over 300 people protested the rocket attacks on Gaza by their government, saying that people were chanting one simple message: "Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies."

Jasmin is Israeli, Osama is Palestinian. They are a happy family !#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

That slogan has now turned into an international social media campaign against the civilian deaths in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

@BalkanBeatBox join our movement ! #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

People are sharing photos of themselves holding pieces of paper demanding an end to the violence and supporting the civilians under attack.

@abgutman whatever we suffer, hate makes it worse.#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

Most of the people sharing photos are of Israeli and Palestinian descent.

"My mother is Jewish. My father is Palestinian. I am their face." #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

They are using the #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies hashtag and sending their photos to the Jews and Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies Facebook page.

More people from different places are joining the movement and the message is clear - #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

The Facebook page was started by an Israeli, Abraham Gutman and a Syrian, Dania Darwish.

#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies Refuse to speak the language of hatred If hatred prevails the world is a lost place

There was a siren calling people in Tel Aviv to go to bomb shelters. Even from there #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Gutman said: "In the last month it was hard for us to open our social media accounts. Our feeds were full of hateful comments."

Love>Hate #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies #Jewish #Persian #Israel #Palestine #Iran

#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies Düşman olmayı,nefret dilini reddeden Filistinli & Yahudi gençler de var #barışıunutma

He added: "We wanted to create a community of people that oppose this kind of speech and to remind people that in the bottom line we are all just people."

Stop the violence. Don't give in to the hate. #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

Half Jewish, half Muslim, 100% refuses to hate #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

The Facebook page's latest update says that "as Arab-Israeli political tensions escalate, the social media discourse has become more hateful."

This man, a Holocaust survivor, asked 2 take a photo after hearing me speak in LA. #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

The post concludes by saying that people do not need to be the enemy of someone they've just met just because of their ethnicity or religion.


at a Moroccan wedding with my host-sister and (Muslim) best friend Kenza #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

From all ages #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies #Israel #Palestine #peace #Gaza #baby