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Israeli Palestinian actor killed by masked gunman

by Meghan McCarty | The Madeleine Brand Show

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Friends and relatives carry the coffin of Arab-Jewish actor and theatre director Juliano Mer-Khamis at Jalama chekpoint near the West Bank town of Jenin on April 6, 2011 during a ceremony as part of his funeral procession two days after the 52-year-old was shot dead by a gunman. AFP/Jack Guez

Juliano Mer Khamis, a 52-year-old half Israeli, half Palestinian actor who ran a children's theater in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, was shot and killed by a masked gunman as he sat in a car outside his theater in Jenin Monday. Mer Khamis had devoted his life to promoting peaceful artistic expression as an alternative to the violence that plagues the region. He was buried between the Israeli city of Haifa and the Arab Israeli city of Nazareth where he grew up. Meghan McCarty has this remembrance.

Watch Julio Mer Khamis's award-winning documentary, "Arna's Children":

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