I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jan 4, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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By turns inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times), Abuelaish has been crossing the lines in the sand that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life - as a physician who treats patients on both sides of the line, as a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East. And, most recently, as the father whose daughters were killed by Israeli soldiers on January 16, 2009, during Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip. His response to this tragedy made news and won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, Abuelaish called for the people in the region to start talking to each other. His deepest hope is that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."
 

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Review: I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

User Review  - Lola - Goodreads

A great read! Abuelaish writes in good prose and knows how to tell a story. Great pacing, great build-up, great everything. It is profound, sad, angering, but most of all, hopeful. There is still a ... Read full review

Review: I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

User Review  - Alisa - Goodreads

This was not an easy memoir to read, to really consider how our own government is complicit with the deprivation of the Palestinians. Yet Dr. Abuelaish's faith and approach to peace, serving as a ... Read full review

Contents

Sand and
Refugee Childhood
Epilogue 227

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About the author (2011)

Izzeldin Abeulaish, MD. MPH, is a Palestinian physician and infertility expert who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. He received a scholarship to study medicine in Cairo, Egypt, and then received a diploma from the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of London. He completed a residency in the same discipline at Soroka hospital in Israel, followed by a subspecialty in fetal medicine in Italy and Belgium. He then undertook a masters in public health at Harvard University. Before his three daughters were killed in January 2009 during the Israeli incursion into Gaza, Dr. Abuelaish worked as a researcher at the Gertner Institute at the Sheba hospital in Tel Aviv. He now lives with his family in Toronto, where he is an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

His website and foundation can be found at www.daughtersforlife.com

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