By Hatim Kanaaneh
Hatim Kanaaneh is a Palestinian health practitioner who has struggled for over 35 years to deliver therapy to Palestinians in Galilee, opposed to a tradition of anti-Arab discrimination. this can be the tale of the way he fought for the human rights of his sufferers and overcame the Israeli professionals' merciless indifference to their anguish. Kanaaneh is a local of Galilee, born prior to the production of Israel. He left to review medication at Harvard, sooner than returning to paintings as a public future health health care provider with the goal of assisting his personal humans. He stumbled on a surprising point of illness and malnutrition in his neighborhood and a shameful loss of aid from the Israeli gurus. After doing all he may well for his sufferers by way of operating from contained in the approach, Kanaaneh organize The Galilee Society, an NGO operating for equitable healthiness, environmental and socio-economic stipulations for Palestinian Arabs in Israel. it is a great memoir that indicates how grass roots organizations can loosen the Zionist grip upon Palestinian lives.
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Throughout the flight she observed my every movement and followed me wherever I went; she accompanied me to the door of the bathroom and on my frequent strolls in the aisles. Mischievously, a couple of times I waited till she started to doze off before leaving my seat; then I watched from a distance as she panicked on waking and rushed around the aisles looking for me. By the end of the flight, I had developed a certain intimacy with the woman and even felt a little bad for being so mean to her, reduced to playing cat and mouse in the most childish way.
There was not a single nurse in the village to help. The challenge of tending to the villagers seemed insurmountable: every man smoked; the elderly wheezed and complained of arthritic pains; every child looked malnourished and anemic, their skin covered with impetigo sores; every father was overweight; and every mother seemed Kanaaneh 01 chap01 6 18/4/08 16:23:38 CAT AND MOUSE 7 overworked, and visibly exhausted by her phenomenal reproductive rate. It was summer and diarrhea was rampant. And everyone was after a magic cure by a single injection, and would not take “no” for an answer.
It all fell into place as I absentmindedly refused another serving of pork. The hostess wondered if I was feeling okay, but I was unable to share my thoughts, not even with Didi, for fear of ruining everyone’s fun. “Quote me a price and I will carry the message up the Kaiser Permanente system for you,” says the head of my unit as I inform him of my intended departure in half a year. ” But I change the subject. Nathan, a colleague of mine, comes up with an alternative plan: “Why don’t we two take on the Kahuku clinic?
A Doctor in Galilee: The Life and Struggle of a Palestinian in Isreal by Hatim Kanaaneh