Razan al-Najjar, 21, Volunteer Nurse, Was Assassinated By Israeli Sniper In Gaza

Razan al-Najjar, a 21 years old Palestinian female volunteer nurse has been shot dead by Israeli sniper near the Gaza border fence n Friday during the protests and violence, according to the Palestinian health ministry. According to health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra, Najjar was a volunteer with the ministry, wearing the white uniform of a medic when she was shot in the chest.

To reminding you, “Targeting civilians, medical personnel in conflict areas is war crime!” Razan al-Najjar was assassinated by a Israel sniper while she was attending wounded protesters. Investigation is urged by the International Criminal Court!

We also looked her interviews. In one of the interviews, Razan says:

People ask my father what Iโ€™m doing here, and getting a salary. He tells them, โ€˜Iโ€™m proud of my daughter, she provides care to the children of our country.โ€™ย And becauseย in our society, women are often judged, but society has to accept us . If people donโ€™t want to accept us by choice, they will be forced to accept us. Because we have more strength than any man. The strength that I showed as a first-responder on the first day of the protests โ€” I dare you to find it in anyone else.

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral on Saturday. Ambulances and medical crews attended the funeral, with her father holding the white blood-stained medicsโ€™ jacket she wore when she was shot, as mourners called for revenge.

Sabreen al-Najjar, 43, second from right, at the funeral of her daughter Razan al-Najjar which was attended by thousands of people [Hossam Salem/Al Jazeera]
Medics attending the funeral of their colleague, Razan [Hossam Salem/ Al Jazeera]

The funeral of Razan al-Najjar on Saturday
The funeral of Razan al-Najjar on Saturday
The funeral of Razan al-Najjar. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Razan al-Najjar worked as a paramedic and has been photographed on numerous occasions helping Palestinians injured by Israeli fire during protests.

Razan al-Najjar (C-R), a 21-year-old Palestinian paramedic, tends to an injured colleague during clashes near the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018, amidst protests marking 70th anniversary of Nakba — also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948 — and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. / AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB