After he was evacuated from Gaza Strip, Dr. Ezzeldeen Abu Al-Aish, a Palestinian doctor who trained in Israel, partially seen top, bursts into tears as one of his daughters is brought in Tel Hashomer hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, late Friday. Abu Al-Aish, has been a regular fixture on Israeli television during the 21-day-old war against Hamas militants, bringing witness accounts of the medical crisis facing Gazans to Israeli living rooms.
Ezzeldeen Abu al-Aish, right, a Palestinian doctor and peace activist who trained in Israel and became a regular fixture on Israeli television, shows his emotion as he says goodbye to an unidentified woman, just before traveling to Israel with his children at the Erez crossing, in the northern Gaza strip on Wednesday. Three of his daughters and a niece were killed by an Israeli shell which struck his house, and he returned to Gaza Wednesday to collect his remaining children.
Palestinian doctor bound for Canada wants Israel to explain deaths of 3 daughters, niece in bombing
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Canada-bound Gaza doctor who recounted live on Israeli television how his three daughters and niece had just been killed by shelling demanded Wednesday that Israel’s defence minister explain their deaths.Quote has been trimmed
Ezzeldeen Abu al-Aish, a 55-year-old gynecologist who had accepted a post at the University of Toronto, sobbed as he reported the deaths shortly after an Israeli shell struck his home in the northern town of Jebaliya on Friday. His account captivated viewers on Israel’s Channel 10 TV.
The well-known peace activist who was involved in promoting joint Israeli-Palestinian projects returned Wednesday to inspect his destroyed Gaza home and to reunite with his five surviving children. His wife died recently of cancer.
"I was well known to the Israelis even more than the Palestinians. They know me. Why they kill my children?" he sobbed in an interview Wednesday as he looked at pictures of his dead daughters amid the rubble in his home.
He said he wanted to meet with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak to hear firsthand why his children were killed.
That, and there's a crap load of Obama threads going on at the moment, so I figured I'd balance them out a bit
Do you feel that something decent might actually materialize from all of this? Will he get a chance to speak to the Israeli Defense Minister? Will this situation finally start to put a human face to this whole ordeal to the point where some in the world might actually start to give a damn?