Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745327860 Published August 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745327877 Published August 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

A Doctor in Galilee: The Life and Struggle of a Palestinian in Israel

Hatim Kanaaneh

A Doctor in Galilee: The Life and Struggle of a Palestinian in Israel

Hatim Kanaaneh

Distributed for Pluto Press

320 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745327860 Published August 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745327877 Published August 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Hatim Kanaaneh is a Palestinian doctor who has struggled for over 35 years to bring medical care to Palestinians in Galilee, against a culture of anti-Arab discrimination. This is the story of how he fought for the human rights of his patients and overcame the Israeli authorities' cruel indifference to their suffering.

Kanaaneh is a native of Galilee, born before the creation of Israel. He left to study medicine at Harvard, before returning to work as a public health physician with the intention of helping his own people. He discovered a shocking level of disease and malnutrition in his community and a shameful lack of support from the Israeli authorities. After doing all he could for his patients by working from inside the system, Kanaaneh set up The Galilee Society, an NGO working for equitable health, environmental and socio-economic conditions for Palestinian Arabs in Israel.

This is a brilliant memoir that shows how grass roots organisations can loosen the Zionist grip upon Palestinian lives.

Contents

1 Cat and Mouse
2 A Second Homecoming
3 Legends of the Diwan
4 Present Absentees
5 My First Shaheed
6 Lost in the System
7 The Evil Eye
8 Galilee Folkways
9 Galilee Panoramas
10 Genocide, Here and There
11 Out of the Closet
12 Tribal Politics
13 Tales from Area Nine
14 Donkeys with Neckties
15 Different Resistance
16 Suffering the Lashes
17 Agonies of War
18 In the Shin Bet's Sights
19 Reaping the Whirlwind
20 Deja Vu
21 A Little Piece of Palestine
Notes
Index

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