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Jewish Iraqi doctor who treated the poor for free dies in Baghdad

A Jewish Iraqi doctor, one of the last Iraqi Jews in Baghdad, has passed away.

According to Kan news, Dr. Thafer Eliyahu died of a heart attack.

“Dr. Thafer Eliyahu, Orthopedic doctor in Wasiti hospital in Baghdad passed away. He is one of the last Iraqi Jews in Baghdad, he was called the doctor of the poor people since he always used to treat those who can’t afford the costs for free,” Washington Post Iraqi correspondent Mustafa Salim reports.

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