[HCCN] A beacon of hope in Gaza, Al Alhi Hospital, talk on July 24

Judy_Robbins Judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
Sun Jul 7 17:12:33 EDT 2013


A beacon of hope 

in the middle of one of the world’s most troubled places.

St. Brendan the Navigator hosts program on Gaza Hospital
On Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church, Deer Isle,  Bob and Maurine Tobin, frequent visitors to the occupied Palestinian territories, will share a power point presentation featuring the remarkable work done by Al Ahli Anglican Hospital in Gaza City. Founded in the late 19th century, the hospital offers burn treatment and dialysis, as well as mammography and other women’s health care to some of the 1.75 million Gazans living under Israeli occupation. It also hosts a weekly outpatient clinic and child nutrition program.
Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas of the world, with some two-thirds of the population living in refugee camps. According to UN Human Rights investigator Richard Falk, “70 percent of Gaza's population depends on international aid for survival and 90 percent of the water is unfit for human consumption.”
The presentation will offer a window into daily life in an area of the world in which deprivation and military incursions are routine, malnutrition and disease rampant. Despite having often suffered from Israeli bombardments and having lost its UN funding, Al Ahli Hospital offers a beacon of hope to a destitute and traumatized population.
Maurine and Bob Tobin have led more than 20 groups of people to see the facts on the ground in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories and will lead a group in November, 2013.   For information about the program or the trip, call 348-9976 or email mmtobin38 at gmail.com.
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