Articles by Ghassan Abu-Sittah

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Shoot to Maim: The Harvesting of Palestinian Bodies
Ghassan Abu-Sittah | The Beirut Forum – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2019

After 30 years of working as a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with the injuries inflicted by the Israeli war machine on the bodies of Palestinians, I have been driven to try to understand the politics of injuring within the greater context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This journey culminated on the eve of the 14th of May 2018 (the move of the American Embassy to Jerusalem) when, over a period of 4 hours, 3,400 Palestinian demonstrators were wounded by Israeli troops, the majority of whom with high velocity sniper rifles.

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