Following the announcement that Gilbert was forbidden entry to Gaza for life by the Israeli government, the doctor has gone on record to declare he will fight to return to a conflict zone he has been working in for more than 30 years.
Israel regards the 67-year-old Norwegian as a threat to their nation's security, but doctor Gilbert pleads his innocence.
“I’m a doctor, I’m no security threat. I have done nothing wrong, I have never broken Israeli law or taken part in illegal activities. I have had valid travel documents from the state of Israel.” said Gilbert to NRK.