Meet Reda Anajjar,
Reda is just 21 years old. She is Razan Anajjar's colleague.
‘Please Reda, can you describe the moment when Razan got shot by the Israeli snipers?’
Well, Razan was so friendly, lovely and an ambitious woman. We started together since day one volunteering and in helping tend the injured in the Great Return March. We got gassed 12 times before Razan was murdered. We saw some people being injured so me and Razan and other colleagues went to rescue them. We were so very close to the Israeli snipers.
Their guns were stationed toward us so they started firing as they had done during the previous weeks with rubber bullets and gas.
We all got gassed and some fainted so we had to get back to help each other.
But this never stopped us because we were used to such actions by now.
We returned to help the injured so Razan, Mohammed and Rami were in the front of us, we were behind them. Then we heard two bullets. Rami and Mohammed fell down and Razan was pointing at her back. We ran toward her and we saw her back full of blood. It was then we realized it's a bullet that was shot directly to her chest and came out of her back. Rami got injured in his leg.
The Israeli snipers meant to kill her as the bullet was shot directly to her heart.
Razan was clearly identified as a paramedic by wearing her white vest . She was visible.no mistake.’
‘Does the Israeli fire make you stop and think before doing your job in helping the injuried in the Great Return March?’
Of course not, we vowed that we will continue down the path Razan chose and died for. We work here voluntarily in the name of humanity. We are used to the Israeli brutal actions toward the Palestinians, so this will never prevent us from helping or doing our merciful job.
Now we do it in Razan’s memory as well as for all the others who have been maimed and killed.
Wafa Aludaini is a journalist based in Gaza. He is also the manager of the 16 October Youth Group.