July 15, 2016
Israelis and Palestinians Who Work Together in Peace – Kate Shuttleworth (Guardian-UK)
At Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, a heart attack patient is lying on an operating table. The head technician, Siham Sheble Masarwa, an Israeli Arab, monitors the operation, directing a team of Jewish and Arab medical experts.
Masarwa runs the catheterization lab in the intensive cardiac care unit. The hospital is a rare island of calm where Jews, Israeli Arabs and some Palestinian staff work together to treat patients.
Next door to the lab is the cardiology ward where Rashad Rizeq, 32, a Palestinian from Ramallah, has been selected for a residency. At Hadassah, Rizeq does his rounds, speaking to Palestinian patients in Arabic, most of whom are heart attack patients transferred from the West Bank.