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Palestinian Doctor to speak on the Toll of War on the Children of Gaza

March 11, 2010

On Thursday, March 18 Doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish, a specialist in fetal medicine from Gaza, will give a presentation at Calvin College. Dr. Abuelaish, who has served on the staff of Palestinian and Israeli hospitals for many years, uses his career in healing as a bridge to peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

The Israeli assault on Gaza in January of 2009 was felt directly by Dr. Abuelaish, since Israeli missiles hit his home and killed three of his own daughters. Since then he has moved to Canada, where he is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, from where he continues to work for peace and reconciliation.

The lecture is being sponsored by Calvin’s Middle East Club and Healing Children of Conflict, a local organization committed to assisting children who have been wounded by US military attacks or by foreign militaries that receive the support of the US.

Thursday, March 18


Calvin College – Science Building, Room 010

An Additional public event will be on Friday, March 19 on the GVSU Allendale Campus, Henry and Padnos building, 103 Loutit Hall. This lecture begins at 11am.

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