Inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying,I Shall Not Hate is Dr. Abuelaish's account of his extraordinary life and a portrayal of everyday life in Gaza. The Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor born and raised in the Gaza Strip has been crossing the lines that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life--as a physician who treats patients on both sides of the line and as a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East.
His daughters were killed by Israeli fire in 2009, during Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip. His response to this tragedy won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge, Abuelaish called for the people in the region to start talking to each other. His deepest hope is that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH, is a Palestinian medical doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp. He is the author of the recently published book, I Shall Not Hate. He received his elementary, preparatory and secondary education in the refugee camp schools. He received a scholarship to study medicine in Cairo, Egypt and then a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of London. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health; University of Toronto.