Heart-wrenching documentary follows organ recipients after shooting

28 Apr

The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit

Heart-wrenching documentary follows organ recipients after shooting

from http://ahmedsgiftoflife.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/ahmeds-gift-of-life-faith/

In 2005, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was killed in Jenin by Israeli soldiers who said they thought his toy gun was real. But his heart still beats, because his family decided to allow his organs to be donated to six ailing children in Israel.

 

Palestinian Ismael Khatib with Samah Gadban, a Druze girl in Israel who received a heart from Khatib’s son after he was killed by Israeli soldiers in 2005.

The PBS documentary TV series “Wide Angle” featured the story in its latest broadcast, following Ismael Khatib, two years after his son Ahmed’s death, through Israel to visit three of the organ recipients.

Khatib spent time in Israeli jails in the 1980s as a militant who fought against occupation.

But now he runs the Ahmed Khatib Center for Peace, a small youth center in the Jenin refugee camp.

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