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May 19, 2024

U.S. doctor who refused to leave Gaza says he ‘cannot abandon my team’

Dr. Tarek Loubani, a U.S. emergency room physician, has remained steadfast in his mission to help the medical personnel and patients in Gaza despite the escalating conflict in the region. He expressed his reasons for staying, saying that he “cannot abandon my team”, showcasing his dedication and commitment to his work and the people he serves. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities, Dr. Loubani was involved in providing critical healthcare services to the residents of Gaza and training local doctors in emergency care skills. His work became all the more crucial with the onset of violence, treating those injured in the conflict while facing a heavy risk to his own safety. Despite the dire situation, Dr. Loubani has remained committed to his mission, demonstrating immense courage and determination.