Israeli Forces In Gaza Shot And Killed A Female Palestinian Paramedic

A volunteering paramedic was killed and more than 100 protesters were injured as Israeli forces continued to attack the ongoing Great March of Return protests at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, according to local sources.

“We have one goal,” she said, “to save lives and evacuate people. And to send a message to the world: Without weapons, we can do anything.”

Razan Ashraf Najjar, 21, a volunteering paramedic, was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli snipers while she was providing first aid to the wounded at the border fence east of Khan Younes, in southern Gaza Strip.

According to the Geneva Convention, knowingly firing at a medic wearing clear insignia is a war crime

More than 100 protesters were also injured by Israeli fire, including 40 by live gunfire.

Over 120 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border on March 30. Thousands others have also been injured.

On Friday, a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel for using “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force” against Palestinians failed when it was vetoed by the United States.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/02/world/middleeast/gaza-paramedic-killed.html