WFTX — As an infectious disease doctor, Dr. Amy Wecker keeps a close eye on any new developments with Covid 19.
But there's another story in the news that also has an intense connection for her - the escalation of violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Dr. Wecker, who previously practiced medicine in Southwest Florida before moving to Miami, attended medical school at Ben-Guiron University in Be'er Shiva as part of her medical degree from Columbia University New York.
We asked her about the latest developments. Here is a shortened transcript of our conversation:
WFTX: When you see what's happening between Israelis and Palestinians, what are you feeling?
DR. AMY WECKER/ATTENDED MEDICAL SCHOOL IN ISRAEL: It just makes me sad because this is obviously a conflict that's going on for a long, long time. And there just seems to be no way to resolve it. I want us all to have peace and love each other.