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Izz al-Din Abu al-Aish

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1955
  • Age: 68
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Izz al-Din Abuelaish (in English: Izzeldin Abuelaish) (February 3, 1955 in Jabalia camp - ) is a Palestinian-Canadian doctor and author from Gaza. He was the first Palestinian doctor to work in an Israeli hospital. He was active in promoting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. His daughters attended a peace camp with Israeli children in the United States.

During the Israeli war on Gaza in January 2009, his three daughters and a niece were killed by Israeli tank fire aimed at his home. Abouleish described the killing of his daughters in a video clip that was widely circulated around the world. The IDF initially claimed that Dr. Abuelaish's house was targeted because it was the source of sniper fire.

He immigrated to Canada, where he now resides in Toronto, with his remaining children.


Achievements and Awards

Burgerschapsprijs Stichting P&V
Ontario Medal



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