Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the Gaza Doctor, visits Hong Kong

Our Hong Kong face, Sala Sihombing attended an event on 6 October 2012 organised by the Asia Society and the HK International Literary Festival 2012, in which Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish spoke about his experiences and his thoughts about peace, forgiveness and anger.  Dr. Abuelaish is well known globally for his inspirational work, 'I Shall Not Hate'.  

In Hong Kong, Dr. Abuelaish spoke movingly of his belief in the necessity of truth and justice to achieve peace.  Without the light of truth, he commented we cannot expect to achive peace and security.  Without justice, he stated there is no peace.  Often anger is viewed as an emotion which hinders the pursuit of peace, but Dr. Abuelaish believes that anger provides the energy to seek peace. 

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