Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A noble gesture

The organs of twelve-year-old Ahmed Ismail Khatib, a palestinian boy mistakenly killed by Israeli army have been donated to 6 Israelites.

The BBC reports:

Ahmed's kidneys, liver, heart and lungs were transplanted into Israelis including Jews, Arabs and a Druse girl, medical officials said.

The girl, aged 12 and from Israel's Bedouin Arab minority, received Ahmed's heart, bringing to an end a five-year wait for a transplant.

Her father, Riad Gadban, called the donation a "gesture of love" and said his daughter was regaining strength after the operation.

Salutations to the boy's parents.