Israeli Occupation Bans Norwegian Doctor From Gaza For Life


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Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza for life, report says

Israel has reportedly imposed a life ban on doctor and activist Mads Gilbert from entering the Gaza Strip.According to The Local news website’s Norway edition, the Israeli government cited security reasons for banning Gilbert from the Hamas-run enclave.Gilbert, a leading Norwegian physician known for being severely critical of Israel, worked as a doctor at Shifa Medical Center during the recent war between Israel and militants in the Strip. He also worked there during the previous round of Israel-Gaza fighting, in 2008-2009.

According to the report, Gilbert was stopped en route to the Gaza Strip, where he was planning to return to the hospital, by Israeli officials last month. The Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv reportedly took up the incident with the Israeli government, who stated that the physician has been banned from Gaza for security reasons.

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