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Motia Khaled Alasir

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  • Country of residence: United Kingdom
  • Gender: Male
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Dr. Motia Khaled Al-Asir, a naturalized British citizen from the West Bank city of Jenin, was awarded the British Empire Medal by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004.  An ophthalmologist, Dr. Asir was the director of the private Al-Shifa Hospital and treated up to 150 injured Palestinians in a massive 2002 Israeli raid on Jenin. Al-Asir refused to leave Jenin despite a request from the British consulate in Jerusalem, preferring instead to remain with his people.   He told, “It should be a source of pride for the Palestinian people as it is a testimony from the Queen on the noble and humanitarian role played by our people.”

Dr. Asir received his primary education at Al-Mitran school in Jerusalem and then studied ophthalmology in Britain where he stayed for 16 years.


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