"I don't know if I can tell it again"


Itamar Shapira is a former soldier in the Israeli army. Today he is a refusenik and a member of Combatants for Peace.

During his service, he says he received an order to shoot an unarmed person.

Marina Cantacuzino of The Forgiveness Project wants to interview him hoping his story will inspire others. But he is weary of telling his story for five years, and is suspicious of yet another foreigner using his story, writes Cantacuzino in her blog at the Huffington Post.

"The only reason to tell a painful story is if there's a clear motivation to help others; if not it just re-traumatizes," she observes. "Itamar suggests that I look up his story on the internet and when I get back to the hotel I do just that."