The IOF have assassinated a female paramedic, whilst she was attending to injured civilians, during the ‘Great March of return’ protests.
During yet another day of ‘Great Return March’ demonstrations - on Friday 1st June, at roughly noon, Israeli Snipers opened fire at civilians. They killed a female paramedic and injured more than 100 Palestinians. Twenty one year-old Razan An-najjar was assassinated (shot) by the Israeli snipers stationed at the Electrified separation fence, separating the besieged Gaza strip and Israel.
Razan was doing her job and helping the injured, she volunteered for the ministry of health and had been active since the beginning of the ‘Great Return March’ (March 30th). Baha Abu shammalah, an activist said: "The Israeli Occupation forces use live and rubber bullet and tear gas against us indiscriminately and deliberately”. “I was beside Razan; she was wearing the white uniform of a medic when she was shot in the chest" he added. Razan's colleague confirmed that "there was an injured (civilian) near the fence, so the paramedic Razan Al Najjar raised her hands and went to rescue the injured.” The Israeli snipers then shot her dead, even before she was able to reach the injured civilian.
Razan is the second paramedic to be killed by the Israeli forces since the beginning of the ‘Great Return March’ protests. Razan was filmed and interviewed many times, stating once: "I may get killed at any time, but I started this and I will continue until my people achieve their freedom". Razan’s murder has now pushed the death toll above 123 in the Gaza, since the 30th of March
Wafa Aludaini is a journalist based in Gaza. He is also the manager of the 16 October Youth Group.