‘NIGHT IN GAZA: A DOCTOR’S JOURNEY’, featuring Dr. Mads Gilbert
Friday, October 7th – Reception at 6:00, Presentation at 7:00pm
at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive, Austin
Dr. Mads Gilbert is a Norwegian doctor and head of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Norway. Dr. Gilbert dropped everything and rushed to Gaza in the midst of its assault by Israel and worked alongside Palestinian doctors around the clock to treat the injured. He did this in 2006, ’08, ’11, and ’14, until he was permanently banned from entering by Israel, which described his work as a threat to its security! In this presentation he shares his experiences on the front lines of war, shares stories about Palestinian resilience and lessons he’s learnt from his colleagues and his patients, and concludes with the role of the global community and our responsibility to push for peace with justice.
The reception features Middle Eastern appetizers, Palestinian sage tea and book signing.
Proceeds benefit KinderUSA’s humanitarian relief efforts for the children in Palestine.
The Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights seeks peace with justice for the Palestinian people and calls for the fulfillment of their human rights in accordance with international law and UN resolutions, including the inalienable right of refugees to return to their homes.