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I Shall Not Hate
A Gaza Doctor's Journey
Written by Izzeldin AbuelaishIzzeldin Abuelaish Author Alert
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; History - Middle East
Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 978-0-307-35889-9 (0-307-35889-5)

Pub Date: March 29, 2011
Price: $21.00

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I Shall Not Hate
Written by Izzeldin Abuelaish

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307358899
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About this Book

A Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Izzeldin Abuelaish is an infertility specialist who lives in Gaza but works in Israel. The Gaza doctor 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.

It was Izzeldin's response to this tragedy that made news and won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, he 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 Quotes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A Globe and Mail Best Book
Heather’s Pick

"In this book, Doctor Abuelaish has expressed a remarkable commitment to forgiveness and reconciliation that describes the foundation for a permanent peace in the Holy Land."
 — President Jimmy Carter, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

"It is impossible to read this book without feeling deep compassion for Abuelaish and his surviving children, and profound respect for his determination to turn tragedy into triumph."
 — Winnipeg Free Press

“A passionate human cry for peace and understanding.”
 — Jonathan Garfinkel, The Globe and Mail (Best Book)

“This story is a necessary lesson against hatred and revenge.”
 — Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
 
“Powerful. . . . Moving. . . . Abuelaish does not attempt to set out a political solution to the conflict. He simply tells his own story, with clarity and a humanity of vision.”
 — The Gazette
 
“A vivid, haunting and all but heartbreaking account. . . . Fast-paced, skillfully organized and highly evocative.”
 — Toronto Star
 
“Unshakeable courage, optimism and belief in the healing power of love is [Abuelaish’s] story. . . . This book, penned from the heart, with grace and insight, is his way of engaging us all in this quest [to create peace between Israelis and Palestinians].”
 — Heather Reisman, Heather’s Pick


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Related Links

Please visit daughtersforlife.com, the website of the foundation Dr. Abuelaish is setting up to promote the education and advancement of Palestinian girls and women, and to honour the memory of his daughters.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Sally Armstrong
Introduction by Dr. Marek Glezerman
 
One Sand and Sky
Two Refugee Childhood
Three Finding My Way
Four Hearts and Minds
Five Loss
Six Attack
Seven Aftermath
 
Epilogue
Acknowledgements


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About this Author

Izzeldin Abuelaish, 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, 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 University Hospital in Israel, followed by a subspecialty in fetal medicine in Italy and Belgium. He then undertook a masters in public health (health policy and management) 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.


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