BCMA Fundraising Dinner: Refugee Family Sponsorship

  • 09 Apr 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Masjid al-Salaam & Education Center


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Dr. Izzeldin Abeulaish

Known as "the Gaza Doctor," Izzeldin Abuelaish is the author of the bestselling book I Shall Not Hate, which chronicles his life growing up in Gaza and the development of his outlook on life and peace in Israel and Palestine. Dr. Abuelaish's three daughters were killed during the War on Gaza in January 2009, minutes before he was to speak live on an Israeli TV program. That raw and painful cry of a parent was heard around the world and may have contributed to ending the military invasion.
Since then Dr. Abuelaish has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received many awards for his contribution to the fight for peace in Gaza.
Izzeldin Abeulaish is a Palestinian doctor 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, Egypt, and then received a diploma from the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of London. He completed a residency in the same discipline at Soroka hospital in Israel, followed by a subspecialty in fetal medicine in Italy and Belgium. He then undertook a masters in public health at Harvard University.
He lives in Toronto with his five remaining children. He is an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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