I Shall Not Hate

I Shall Not Hate

A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

Book - 2012
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A Harvard-educated Palestinian physician who was raised in a Gaza Strip refugee camp recounts the 2009 bombing attack that killed his daughters, describing how he has cared for patients on both sides of the conflict and won awards for humanitarian acts urging peaceful resolutions.

McMillan Palgrave

By turns inspiring and heartbreaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of his extraordinary life. A Harvard-educated Palestinian doctor, he was born and raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times). On January 16, 2009, Abuelaish lost three of his daughters and his niece when Israeli shells hit his home in the Gaza Strip. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, he has called for the people of the region to come together so that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."



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& Taylor

A Harvard-educated Palestinian physician who was raised in a Gaza Strip refugee camp recounts the 2009 bombing attack that killed his daughters, describing how he has cared for patients on both sides of the conflict.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2012.
ISBN: 9780802779496
0802779492
Characteristics: xviii, 239 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.

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beacgg
Apr 24, 2015

Very human and touching book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Izzeldin provides a comprehensive view of the situation of Palestinians in Gaza using a very simple language . Despite his family drama, he tells his story without hatred or wish for revenge but with the hope that humanity and good faith between the parts will end the conflict.

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nbeth
Jul 14, 2014

A difficult read, but worthwhile and one of the most balanced looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I've read. A great look at how healthcare and healthcare professionals can bridge the divide between people and play a great role in peace movements. The author is an inspiring and incomprehensible example of how hatred can be overcome in the worst circumstances.

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jess09icat
Jun 22, 2013

What an amazing Palestinian man and his family to survive under the restrictions placed on Palestine by the Israelis. This man lost part of his precious family to warfare by the Israelis. But amazingly he has chosen the path of peace, he deserves the Nobel peace prize. He refuses to hate the Israelis, he has worked as a co-operating Doctor in their hospitals and believes that all people deserve medical care regardless. Compliments also to the Israelis that tried to share his dream. Ordinary men trying to work for the good of all people, but politics tears them apart. I know that ordinary Israeli families also suffer because of their country's politics. I would be interested to read a similar book written from an Israeli point of view. Why can't we all have peace and just get on with living??? The restrictions of food, medical care and other necessities is idiotic and children and adults die because all this is not available....what's wrong with our politicians on all sides? This book should be compulsory humanities reading by all High School students to make them aware of how fortunate we are in Australia not to be living under war conditions, not having to know every day, every hour, is there going to be a bomb dropped...are we going to lose some of or all of our family in one hit, where can we live when our house is bombed, what do we eat, the hopelessness of it all.

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