Sulaiman Khatib was born in Hizma, near Jerusalem, and currently lives in Ramallah. At the age of 14, Khatib was imprisoned for participating in the stabbing of Israeli soldiers. When he emerged from prison at the age of 24, Khatib and his friends, also former prisoners, met with Israeli soldiers who had made a parallel decision to renounce violence. Together, they founded the organization Combatants for Peace in 2006. He is currently writing a book about his experiences and his vision.