In January, during the final hours of Israel’s three-week war in Gaza, a pair of Israeli tank shells blasted through a bedroom on the third floor of the doctor’s home, north of Gaza City.
The strike ended the lives of three of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish’s daughters, but he stubbornly refuses to submit to the anger.
Instead, taking advantage of the notoriety that has inevitably come his way, Abuelaish continues to promote peace to Jews, Arabs and anyone who will listen as many seem eager to do.
“I don’t want any bad feeling to control me and dominate.”
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UNICEF photo: School children in Gaza