Caabu Members' Event: 'Night in Gaza': Dr Mads Gilbert talks of his experiences as a doctor during Israel's 2014 war on Gaza

16 Jun 2015 14:00 - 15:00
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Houses of Parliament, London

'Night in Gaza': Dr Mads Gilbert talks of his experiences as a doctor during Israel's 2014 war on Gaza

Caabu would like to invite Members for a briefing with doctor and activist Mads Gilbert, who will talk of his experiences as a doctor during Israel's 2014 war on Gaza. 

This event is for Caabu members only. If you're not already a member and would like to sign up as a Caabu member to attend this event, you can do so here.

Mads Gilbert will be speaking about his new book, 'Night in Gaza'. The book details Dr Gilbert's experiences working in al-Shifa hospital during the 'Operation Protective Edge' attacks on Gaza, last summer. 

Please email Joseph Willits ([email protected]) to confirm your attendance. 

When:Tuesday 16 June, 2pm 
Where: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament.

Chair: Richard Burden MP

About the book:

'Night in Gaza': In the summer of 2014, Gaza was attacked by Israel for the fourth time since 2006. This attack lasted fifty-one days. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, had worked at al-Shifa Hospital during each previous conflict, and in July 2014 he went back there. While he was helping the wounded, he kept a camera in the pocket of his green operating scrubs. In this book, he tells the story in words and images of the fifteen days of bombing and human suffering that he witnessed. At the same time, this book is a tribute to the courage, endurance and almost inconceivably strong spirit of Palestinian health workers and volunteers, a spirit replicated throughout the severely tested society of Gaza, occupied Palestine.


"They say one picture is worth a thousand words; however, in case of the Gaza 2014 inferno you need both the images and the text to appreciate fully the suffering and courage of the victims of Israel's inhuman assault on the Gaza Strip. It is only someone like Mads Gilbert, who lived through the experience as physician in the al-Shifa hospital, who can combine both picture and word in a way that stops us forgetting the atrocity and persuades us to work relentlessly to prevent it from happening again."  Ilan Pappé, author, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, etc

About Mads Gilbert:

Dr Mads Gilbert is a Norwegian doctor and specialist in anaesthesiology. He is a specialist in anesthesiology and head of the emergency medicine department at the University Hospital of North Norway, and co-founded the Norwegian Aid Committee (NORWAC). He is the co-author, with his colleague Erik Fosse, of 'Eyes in Gaza', an account of their experiences in Gaza City's al-Shifa Hospital during Israel's deadly assault on Gaza during 'Operation Cast Lead' (December 2008 - January 2009). He was working at al-Shifa again during Israel's last assault on Gaza last summer, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and injured over 11,000.

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