A Doctor's Duty in a Palestinian Prison Camp in Israel

Ishay Lev, MD

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The day began with the call of the Mosque Muezzin for men from neighboring villages to come and pray. The dogs in one of the nearby villages replied as I dragged myself out of the tent to look at the sunrise. With the first beams of light, the Palestinian village lying over the hillsides above the camp seemed reluctant to awake. The soothing, gentle morning light helped me forget the aches in my back that came from sleeping in a field cot. After a shower and a shave, I made my way to the clinic's tent.