Such horrific tragedy has been bestowed upon this family living in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Izzledin Abuelaish lost his wife to leukemia, three of his daughters and a neice in a bombing of his home and suffered irreparable grief.
The story is heartbreaking, sad and full of struggles and pain. However, it is Dr. Abuelaish's response to the loss of his children that made news and headlines around the world as well as winning him humanitarian awards. Most people would seek revenge in this instance but not Dr. Abuelaish, instead he called for the people of the Middle East to begin talking to each other, to learn to settle things and treat each other as they are, brothers in humanity! Palestinian, Israeli, Egyptian, Jewish, or whatever does not matter, we are all human with the same feelings and emotions.
Dr. Abuelaish's biggest wish is that his daughters will be the LAST sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinian's and Israeli's.
This is a book we can ALL learn something from. If YOU think YOU have a hard life, read this book and see how deeply ashamed you feel for complaining. My wish is for Dr. Abuelaish's wishes to come true, that peace will be restored in the Middle East and with that, the knowledge that his daughter's did not die in vain.
January 1, 2011