COMMENT | It would be remiss to speak of Malaysia’s support for the Palestinian cause without referring to Dr Ang Swee Chai’s experience as an orthopaedic surgeon serving in al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982.
Beautifully narrated in her “love letter”, 'From Beirut to Jerusalem', her experience is instrumental in reminding Malaysians how global humanitarian struggles provide the chance for us to strengthen our voices in unison to defend justice regardless of our colour and faith.
It has been more than a month since the ongoing Israeli atrocities in Palestine. More than 4,500 dead children, and 3,000 women - civilians, journalists, UN staff and healthcare workers, were recorded in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
In total, more than 10,000 Palestinian lives have been lost, with more than 1.5 million displaced due to the continuous bombardment of UN Refugee Schools (UNRWA), hospitals, churches, and mosques, including repeated attacks on refugee camps.