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Author Kanaaneh, Hatim, 1937-

Title A doctor in Galilee [electronic resource] : the life and struggle of a Palestinian in Israel / Hatim Kanaaneh ; with a foreword by Jonathan Cook.

Imprint London, UK : Pluto Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 276 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
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Subject Kanaaneh, Hatim, 1937-
Kanaaneh, Hatim, 1937-
Physicians -- Israel -- Galilee -- Biography.
Public health -- Israel -- Galilee -- History -- 20th century.
Human rights -- Israel -- Galilee.
Galilee (Israel) -- History -- 20th century.
Public Health -- history.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kanaaneh, Hatim, 1937- Doctor in Galilee. London, UK : Pluto Press, 2008 (DLC) 2008298027
ISBN 9781849644051 (electronic bk.)
1849644055 (electronic bk.)
0745327869 (Paper)
0745327877 (Cloth)
9780745327860 (paperback)
9780745327877 (hardback)