Events in the Middle East often seem caught up in a never ending spiral of conflict, recriminations and finger pointing.
But is there a way out? One man says yes. And he should know.
More than three years ago, Izzeldin Abuelaish experienced a tragedy.
During the war on Gaza, Israeli tank shells hit his home. His three daughters - Aya, Bessan and Mayar - were killed.
They were looking for a better future, as was their father who says: "They were girls armed with love ... they were fighters for humanity."
The Palestinian doctor, who was working in an Israeli hospital when his daughters were killed, has now left his childhood home and lives and works in Canada.
He is still pursuing an Israeli apology for what happened. But despite all of this, he says that hatred and resignation was not an option for him.