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From Beirut to Jerusalem: 40th Anniversary Edition

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Ang Swee Chai
40th Anniversary Edition


"I have had 45 years of experience in the Middle East as soldier, diplomat and latterly commentator. I thought I was immune to emotional shock, but I defy anyone to read her account of the Sabra-Shatila massacre and remain impassive. - Sir Anthony Parsons, The Sunday Times


This is the story of Dr Ang Swee Chai, a Singapore orthopaedic surgeon, and her flight to war-torn Lebanon in 1982 to treat the wounded and dying. This book details Dr Ang's eye-witness account of the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp massacre in 1982 when thousands of Palestinians were killed.


• Forty Years After the Sabra-Shatila Massacre: A Journey From Death to Life
• Part 1: Journey to Beirut
• Part 2: The Sabra-Shatila Massacre
• Part 3: From Jerusalem to Britain
• Part 4: Return to Beirut
• Part 5: From Beirut to Jerusalem
• Life With Francis
• The Wounds of Gaza
• Gaza 2014
• Postscript: Twenty Years after Sabra-Shatila, 2002
• Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the Sabra-Shatila massacre, 2007
• Deportation Timeline


About Dr Ang Swee Chai
Dr Ang was born in Penang in 1948 and moved to Singapore as a child. She attended Kwong Avenue Primary School, Raffles Girl’s School and University of Singapore, where she qualified as a doctor. She travelled to the United Kingdom to train as a surgeon and was eventually appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. She set up the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians in 1984 and worked as United Nations and World Health Organisation orthopaedic consultant in Gaza. In 1987 she was conferred by President Yasser Arafat the 'Star of Palestine', the country's highest honour. Her book From Beirut to Jerusalem: A Woman Surgeon with the Palestinians was first published in 1989.