The procedure was a rare moment of interfaith unity in a region historically wracked by strife.
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A Catholic Palestinian from Jerusalem has recieved a kidney from a Jewish Israeli donor. Randa Aweis, a 58-year-old mother of six, went through a successful surgery and is now in recovery.
Catholic News Service reports that the organ came as the result of senseless violence. The donor, 56-year-old Yigal Yehoshua, was an Israeli man from the city of Lod. There, Yigal worked to promote tolerance and coexistence in Lod’s very mixed religious population. Yehoshua was tragically stoned to death by an Arab mob during the recent civil unrest in the region.