Palestinian doctor appeals for end to killing after losing three daughters

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 19 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b213
  1. Merav Sarig
  1. 1Jerusalem

    A prominent Palestinian gynaecologist who works in Israel and lives in Gaza, and who is a long term supporter of Arab-Israeli coexistence, lost three daughters in air attacks on his home at the end of last week.

    Ezzeldeen Abu al-Aish, a gynaecologist at Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, in central Israel, had been trapped in Gaza, where his family lives, since the Israeli offensive began three weeks ago. On the afternoon of Friday 16 January he was at home with his family in the northern Gaza Strip when the house was hit by an Israel Defense Forces shell, killing three of his eight children and a niece.

    Dr Abu al-Aish, who has been giving frequent updates of the situation in Gaza to the Israeli media, has …

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