Friday, August 8, 2008

Dr Bill Dienst

Nationality: US

Bill is a family and emergency Room physician for Omak, a town in rural Washington in the north-western United States. In 1985, after an intensive summer course in Arabic, Bill took an extra year of medical school, and spent a half year in Egypt, the West Bank and Gaza volunteering with various Palestinian healthcare organizations, initially with the Palestine Red Crescent Society headquartered in Egypt.

He has been to Palestine on trips sponsored by the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility to Israel/Palestine and with the Palestine Medical Relief Society.

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