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16 Nov, 2014

Israel bars outspoken Norwegian doctor from entering Gaza – The Independent

Israel has barred a Norwegian doctor from entering the Gaza Strip through its territory after he severely criticised its military campaign while volunteering at a Gaza hospital during the devastating conflict over the summer.

There was no immediate Israeli confirmation of Norwegian media reports that Dr Mads Gilbert, a trauma surgeon and far-left political activist, had been banned for life from entering Gaza for security reasons.

Dr Gilbert told The Independent yesterday that he did not know how long the ban was for. He said that when he tried to enter Gaza via the Erez crossing last month he was told he could not do so for “security reasons”.

Read the rest: Israel bars outspoken Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from entering the Gaza Strip – Middle East – World – The Independent.