Trauma surgeon Mads Gilbert will defy Israeli ban on Gaza entry ~ Kate Shuttleworth, The Observer, Saturday 15 November 2014.
Norwegian has worked in Gaza for 15 years and will resist attempts at stopping him returning there.
A Norwegian trauma surgeon and activist who helped provide life-saving medical care during this summer’s 100-day war in Gaza has said he will defy an Israeli ban on his return.
Chief surgeon Mads Gilbert, 67, has spent 15 years treating patients in Gaza and spent 51 days in Shifa hospital earlier this year treating many of the 11,000 Palestinians who were wounded in the war between Hamas and Israel.
When he returned last month to try and enter Gaza via the Erez crossing in Israel he was denied entry indefinitely.
The Israeli government now says Gilbert is banned from entering Gaza for security reasons. The Norwegian embassy in Tel Aviv has taken up…
View original post 598 more words