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ICC Note:

In the midst of the ongoing war in Iraq, one family chooses to stay and exemplify Christ to those who cannot leave. Doctor Bashar Alsaqat remains in the country not only to help sick and wounded civilians, but he also operates on wounded ISIS militants. In addition to this ministry Alsaqat’s wife, Nabeela Jahola, works to serve the 50 refugees they house in their own home.

4/4/2017 Iraq (Rome Reports) – There are three types of people who don’t flee from a war: those in combat, those who can’t leave and those who stay to help others.

This is the case of this family from Iraq, who are all Christians. They had visited Rome, but have already returned to their country. He is a doctor and his hands have healed every type of war wound, including those from ISIS terrorists.

BASHAR ALSAQAT

“ISIS arrived in 2014. Everyone fled from the Plain of Nineveh, but we decided to stay. I am a doctor and my wife is a teacher, and we stayed to serve our people. The most difficult thing is to convince my colleagues to operate on patients from ISIS. They look at them like the enemy, but I try to convince them that this man is a human being. That’s why we have to help them, even if the operation lasts two or three hours.”

However, while he helps the wounded and sick from every way of life, his wife does not watch idly. At their home, they house 50 refugees.

 

 

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