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The Doctor From Gaza: A ‘Legal Orphan’

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29.11.2021

First off, the indisputable facts: Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish’s three daughters and niece were innocent young girls who were killed by accident due to a faulty decision to fire two tank shells at the doctor’s home in Jabaliya on January 16, 2009. The tank fire at the doctor’s house was carried out on the basis of a mistaken impression by the battalion commander, who thought the passing figures in the window – Abuelaish’s daughters – were lookouts aiding terrorist snipers.

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The doctor and his family were not involved in terrorist activity or combat. During the war, the doctor informed soldiers from one battalion that he was a doctor who was employed in Israel and that no one in his household was involved in the fighting, and as a result a tank that had been situated close to his house was moved. But the information about the identities of the people in the household was not conveyed to........

© Haaretz


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