Izzeldin Abuelaish

Jabalia refugee camp, Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian medical doctor and founder of the Daughters for Life Foundation.
Before his three daughters were killed by an Israeli tank shell during the Israeli incursion into Gaza,Dr. Abuelaish worked as a researcher at the Gertner Institute at the Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv and was the first Palestinian doctor to receive a staff position at an Israeli hospital.
Abueaish is an important figure in promoting Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

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“The thing is, you cannot ask people to coexist by having one side bow their heads and rely on a solution that is only good for the other side. What you can do is stop blaming each other and engage in dialogue with one person at a time. Everyone knows that violence begets violence and breeds more hatred. We need to find our way together. I feel I cannot rely on the various spokespersons who claim they act on my behalf. Invariably they have some agenda that doesn't work for me. Instead, I talk to my patients, to my neighbors and colleagues--Jews, Arabs--and I find out they feel as I do: we are more similar than we are different, and we are all fed up with the violence.”
Izzeldin Abuelaish

“Tragedy cannot be the end of our lives. We cannot allow it to control and defeat us.”
Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

“...you shouldn’t hate something you don’t know, because it may turn out to be the bearer of your greatest good fortune.”
Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

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