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Palestinian newly married doctor leaves Gaza to fight coronavirus in West Bank
Palestinian newly married doctor leaves Gaza to fight coronavirus in West Bank
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 Gaza, ALRAY - Mahmoud al-Tom is a newly married Palestinian doctor who left the Gaza Strip in order to support his fellows in fighting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the occupied West Bank.

“Becoming a doctor is a thing which means that your life does not belong to you,” said the 27-year-old doctor al-Tom.

Al-Tom lives along with his family in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. He got married just two months before leaving the family and going to the West Bank as a volunteer to help countering the spread of the novel Covid-19 pandemic.

“I came from Gaza to fulfil my national duty and offer help voluntarily to our people in the occupied West Bank in combating this pandemic,” Al-Tom said in the first day he arrived in the West Bank.

He pointed out that he is currently working at the Deir Nabala Hospital in occupied Jerusalem, which is ranked as one of the most Palestinian areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I challenged the realities of the occupation and the division, and I decided to have a wonderful model of unity among the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Jerusalem,” al-Tom added.

“We’ll confront the coronavirus crisis in order to save our beloved country Palestine, so we would ask you to stay at homes,” he, addressing the people, concluded.

In 2018, Al-Tom completed his university studies in medicine and stood first in Ukraine. He attended several specialized courses in preventive medicine and epidemiology.

He received several offers of employment in Ukraine; However, he preferred to return to his homeland, Palestine, to serve his people and country.