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.
Dr Hatim Kanaaneh completed his medical and public health degrees at Harvard in 1970. He then returned to Galilee where, in 1973, he became the Public Health Doctor of the sub-district of Acre. He is the founder of the NGO, the Galilee Society (The Arab National Society for Health Research and Services).
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