A Note from A Former Hamas Student Representative…

[Ahmad Salameh used to be a student representative of Hamas while at Al Najar University.  During a jail term, he lost his fiance and he started becoming increasingly disenchanted with false promises of glory, eventually turning a new leaf, switching to Bir Zeit University, and joining OneVoice. He was a great activist at OV, until he opted to move to Dubai in search of job opportunities.  In between he was also a very creative entrepreneur, and created a business where messages of love and peace would be graffitied into the separation wall - for a $20 fee per message, which you could request via internet.  We recently corresponded and he permitted me to share his message.]

From: Ahmad Salameh
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 11:51 AM
To: Danieel
Subject: Dear

Dear Danieel:
how are you? how is everything wiith you???
i hope that you still remeber me as i do!
i’m in Dubai since last october! iam working in real state ! as a broker in [____] development!!!
if you wana too invest just mail me:-)
in all cases realy iam shocked from the first day that i arrived Dubai!!! most of people dont know anything about the conflict between Palestinian and Israelies!!!
i visted many universities and talk about the conflict and peace horizon!!
iam do care about what will happen after anabolies!! i hope they will success in the conference!
really iam thinking to go back to palestine to support all peace forces!! i think we are in a critical time that will design our future!!
nice to send to you my dear
Ahmad Salameh

One of my replies:

From: daniel
To: salameh.ahmad@
Subject: RE: Dear
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:18:43 -0500

Ahmad, it is so nice to hear from you.  I have never been to Dubai but hear it is amazing.  One day I will visit. I hope you do go back to Palestine because we need your leadership and creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to get Palestine to grow.  I send you a big hug and please stay in touch.  Warmest, Daniel

One of his replies:

Thanks alot for your trust my frined but you know in palestine it is very hard to find a job! i spent many years as a voulnteer fpr peace and iam so happy to do that! BUT now after finishing the school i have to work to help my family and my self! you know life expences is too much!
I do care about the situation in palestine i think everybody has to support Mr.Abbas at this time! and we have to say END the war and give us the right to live in peace!
every time i add comments to internet articles spically Hamas websites and i say " please give your eyes the right to see the truthm please give your hearts the right to love, please giveyour souls the right to accept each others, please give OUR childrens the right to live in a peacfull futur!"
most times they ignore my comments but iam sure that every body responsible to tell the truth and to motivate all extreems to think twice before pushing all of us to the hill!!
Ahmad Salameh

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  1. Stephanie said:


    It’s great that things are moving with your organization. You’re flooding the english.webster site with entries each time you put up a posting about every advance you make.

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