Susan and myself are off to Gaza. We will be amongst many friends and staying with a family whom we looked after in Britain. The objects solidarity first and foremost, the Dove and Dolphin, and for me to speak with the medical students of the Islamic University.
Nihad Taha has arranged a full schedule with some time to put our feet up as well!
I have met the students twice before. I was impressed with their calibre and their devotion to their studies. I have prepared two talks with 'power point' presentations for them at the request of my brother, Dr Khamis Elessi. One is on wound management and the other is philosophical how should we care for people in sickness and in injury. Public health will be included in the discussion. I will, of course, speak of the advanced evisceration of our NHS which was set well in train under the 'Peace' envoy Blair.