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Israeli–Arab organ donations

Israeli–Arab organ donations refers to organ donations in Israel in which the families of Jews and Arabs killed in the Israeli-Arab conflict donate organs to transplant patients on the “opposite side.” Examples are Yoni Jesner, a 19-year-old student at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion, and Ahmed Khatib, a Palestinian boy shot by Israeli Defense Forces soldiers who mistook his toy gun for a real one. The generosity of families prepared to donate the organs of their loved ones under such circumstances has been praised. Their story was also made the subject of an award-winning BBC World Service program, Heart and Soul, in 2007.

According to a 2004 study, “the rate of organ donations among Arabs and Jews in Israel is proportional to their representation in the general population,” and the main reason for donating organs was altruism that cuts across the boundaries of religion and ethnic groups.

Yonatan “Yoni” Jesner was a 19-year-old Scottish Jew who was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomber on September 19, 2002, in Tel Aviv. Yoni was one of 220 victims of the bombing attacks in 2002. He was killed in the Allenby Street bus bombing. Hamas took responsibility for the attack. Yoni, born in Glasgow, was named after Yoni Netanyahu, who was killed while leading Operation Entebbe to release hostages from Air France flight, hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. Jesner was planning to attend medical school at UCL in London. He was passionate about his Jewish heritage and came to Israel to study in a Jewish yeshiva for a year after finishing high school, where he would eventually decide to stay for a second year. Jesner was a senior counselor in the Bnei Akiva youth movement in Glasgow. After his death, Bnei Akiva raised money to buy an ambulance for Magen David Adom in his memory. Each year, on the eve of the Jewish festival of Sukkot, his Yahrzeit is commemorated by his family. Also, he is remembered at a learning programme run by Bnei Akiva on the Jewish festival of Hoshana Raba.

His motivation for pursuing medicine was the belief that the commandment to save a life takes precedence over all other commandments cheap boys football shirts. He loved Israel and planned to return to Israel as a doctor.

Jesner sustained a critical head injury during a suicide bomb attack on a Tel Aviv bus. His parents signed their consent to detaching him from life support and donating his organs. The recipient was Yasmin Abu Ramila, a 7-year old Palestinian girl from East Jerusalem born with kidney failure. Most of her life, her parents had her to West Jerusalem several times a week for treatment by Israeli doctors. She had been waiting to receive a transplant for two years. Yoni’s brother Ari spoke to the media about the family decision. He said: “I think the most important principle here is that life was given to another human being.” Scott Simon commented on the symbolism of Yoni’s wish to become a doctor never becoming a reality, yet still saving a life even in his death: “Yoni Jesner will not live to become a doctor, but just as surely, he will be remembered as a healer. Yasmin Rumeileh’s father, Abu, who runs a tea and coffee shop in East Jerusalem, said this week, “We are one family thermos bottles for coffee. They saved my daughter. Part of their son is living in my daughter. We are all one people.” After the surgery Yasmin was doing well and doctors believed she had a very good chances to live a normal life.

Ahmed Khatib of Jenin, 12, was shot by an Israeli soldier in November 2005 when the toy gun he was waving was allegedly presumed to be a real one. Khatib was taken to an Israeli hospital in Haifa, but the doctors were unable to save his life. After his death his parents donated four of his organs to four Jewish and two Arab citizens of Israel. Ahmed’s heart was transplanted into a 12-year-old Druze girl. A Jewish teenager received his lungs. Ahmed’s liver was divided between a seven-month-old Jewish girl, who did not survive the surgery, and a 58-year-old Jewish woman. His kidneys were divided between a three-year-old Jewish girl and a five-year-old Bedouin boy, Mohammed Kabua.

Ehud Olmert called Ahmed’s father, Ismail, extended his condolences and invited him to visit his office in Jerusalem. Ismail said: “I will go if it will promote peace football uniform editor. I will tell him one thing: children have nothing to do with this conflict.” The father said: “My son was dead clear waterproof bag, but six Israelis now have a part of a Palestinian in them, and maybe he is still alive in them.”

Not everyone in Jenin approved of the organ donations. Some neighbors asked “how they could give their child’s body parts to the people who killed him,” but Ahmed’s mother Abla said she was visited by more than ten other mothers who lost their children in the conflict who supported the decision. The mufti of Jenin assured the family that there were no religious objections to the donation of organs, or to them going to either Israelis or Jews. While denouncing the soldiers as “criminals”, Ahmed’s mother Abla explained why she agreed to the donations: “We saw a lot of painful scenes in the hospital. I have seen children in deep need of organs, in deep pain. It doesn’t matter who they are. We didn’t specify that his organs would go to Arabs, Christians or Jews. I didn’t want my son to suffer, I didn’t want other children to suffer regardless of who they are”. Ahmed’s father Ismail worked as a car mechanic in Israel for many years. His contact with ordinary Israelis influenced his decision to donate his son’s organs. On the day of his death, Ahmed had visited Jenin’s “martyrs’ graveyard,” the cemetery for Palestinian rebels who died fighting Israel. Like most Palestinian children, Ahmed considered them heroes, prompting his father to remark that he was unsure if Ahmed would have approved the decision to donate his organs to Israelis. After his son’s death, he established a youth center, the Ahmed Khatib Center for Peace, which offers a film-making course, and helped to reopen Cinema Jenin.

The story about his parents’ decision to donate their son’s organs became the subject for the PBS documentary The Heart of Jenin.

Organ transplants in which the recipient is a Palestinian and the donor an Israeli, or vice versa are not unusual at Hadassah Medical Center. In one case, a 41-year-old Palestinian from Bethlehem received the kidney of a 38-year-old Israeli who died of a stroke. When no suitable candidate was found in the Israeli registry, the Israeli National Center for Organ Transplantation contacted the Palestinian Authority. The Israeli family did not speak to the media, but said they felt privileged to take part in “creating the mosaic of peace.”

Mazen Joulani, 33, a pharmacist, was shot dead in front of a Jerusalem café in 2001. His family agreed to a heart transplant to an Israeli Jewish patient. The Israeli police said it suspected Joulani had been killed by a fellow Palestinian, a hypothesis his family rejects.

In 2010, a Palestinian family from East Jerusalem donated the organs of their 3-year-old child who died in a home accident. The recipients were Israeli Jews.

Annekatrin Hendel

Annekatrin Hendel (* in Ost-Berlin) ist eine deutsche Produzentin, Regisseurin, Drehbuchautorin und Szenenbildnerin.

Annekatrin Hendel war nach einem Designstudium ab 1987 als Kostüm- und Szenenbildnerin für Bühne und Film freiberuflich tätig. 1989 wurde sie Mitbegründerin des Berliner Theaters 89. 1999 folgte die erste Kurzfilmregie bei dem Spielfilm Chiquita For Ever thermos bottles for coffee. 2004 gründete sie die It Works small glass drinking bottles! Medien GmbH, deren Geschäftsführerin sie seither ist long sleeve soccer t shirts. Der erste Film Zur Zeit verstorben von Thomas Wendrich mit Michael Gwisdek und Marie Gruber erhielt zahlreiche Festivalpreise und war unter anderem für den Deutschen Filmpreis 2004 nominiert. Es folgte die Produktion von Kinofilmen wie AlleAlle, der 2006 von Pepe Planitzer mit Milan Peschel gedreht und zur Berlinale 2008 uraufgeführt wurde. Für das deutsche Fernsehen produzierte sie kontinuierlich zeitgeschichtliche Dokumentarfilme wie Mit Fantasie gegen den Mangel und Die Fotografin Sibylle Bergemann. Seit 2011 führt Annekatrin Hendel auch wieder Regie, so zum Beispiel bei der Dokumentation Flake über Christian “Flake” Lorenz, den Keyboarder der Band Rammstein, dem Kinodokumentarfilm Vaterlandsverräter über den Schriftsteller Paul Gratzik, der zur Berlinale 2011 erstmals aufgeführt wurde, und bei dem Kinodokumentarfilm Anderson über den Lyriker Sascha Anderson, dessen Welturaufführung bei der Berlinale 2014 stattfand. Seit 2011 ist Annekatrin Hendel Mitglied der Deutschen Filmakademie. 2015 inszenierte sie den Dokumentarfilm Fassbinder über Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Vĩnh Long Province

Vĩnh Long ( listen) is a province located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. Its capital is Vĩnh Long. Its population is 1,046,390 and its area is 1,475 square kilometres (570 sq mi).

Modern-day Vĩnh Long was part of Long Hồ dinh (barrack, 營) established by the Nguyễn lords in 1732, comprising the provinces of Bến Tre, Trà Vinh, and parts of Cần Thơ.

The area saw some of the heaviest fighting between the Tây Sơn brothers and the Nguyễn lords in the late 18th century; in 1784 Nguyễn Huệ defeated Siamese forces aiding Nguyễn Ánh at the Mang Thít River.

In 1951, the Southern Resistance Administrative Committee of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam merged Vĩnh Long and Trà Vinh provinces into Vĩnh Trà Province. Vinh Tra existed until 1954 (however goalkeeper gloves ireland, as North Vietnam never administered the area for a significant period of time, this arrangement was not enforced). In 1957, the Republic of Vietnam formed Vĩnh Long Province, consisting of six districts: Châu Thành, Chợ Lách (now part of Bến Tre Province), Tam Bình, Bình Minh, Sa Đéc, and Lấp Vò. In 1961, Cái Nhum District was split from Chợ Lách. Đức Tôn District and Đức Thành District were added in 1962, but joined the newly formed Sa Đéc Province in 1966. As of 1975, the province had 7 districts: Châu Thành, Chợ Lách glass bottles for water, Tam Bình, Bình Minh, Minh Đức, Trà Ôn, and Vũng Liêm.

After the fall of the Republic of Vietnam, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam merged Vĩnh Long with Trà Vinh Province, forming Cửu Long Province in 1976. In 1991, Cửu Long was again split into Vĩnh Long and Trà Vinh. At the time of the split, Vĩnh Long Province consisted of one city (Vĩnh Long) and 5 districts: Long Hồ, Vũng Liêm, Bình Minh, Tam Bình, and Trà Ôn.

In 1992, Mang Thít District was re-split from Long Hồ District. In 2007, Bình Tân District was created thermos bottles for coffee.

Lying between the Hau and Tien rivers in the center of the Mekong Delta, Vĩnh Long is a province well known for fishing.

Vĩnh Long is subdivided into 9 district-level sub-divisions:

They are further subdivided into 5 commune-level towns (or townlets) Black Runner Waist Pack, 94 communes, and 10 wards.

Prawns and the Basa and Tra catfish are among the many types of fish that exist in abundance in the waters of Vĩnh Long. Its rich, fertile soil makes Vĩnh Long an ideal location for the growing of many exotic and delicious fruits, including the strange-looking mangosteen, the spikey rambutan and the pungently fragrant durian. Because of Vĩnh Long’s extensive network of waterways, these fruits and many other items can be purchased for mere pennies from the huge water-based squadron of floating merchants.

Traveling by water is a common practice here for such mundane tasks as grocery shopping as well as getting to restaurants and tourist attractions located on small islets accessible only by boat. Tourist infrastructure is still in its infancy here, but comfortable lodging and great food can be had for very reasonable prices.

Located approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi) southwest of Hồ Chí Minh City, Vĩnh Long is easily accessible by bus, van or car using National Route 1A and the Mỹ Thuận Bridge.