By Palestine Chronicle Staff
Palestinians mourned the death of a young volunteer paramedic who was shot dead by an Israeli sniper while helping to aid the injured during the tenth week of the Great March of Return protests.
The peaceful protests, started on March 30th, kept going despite mounting violence from the Israeli forces at the Gaza border fence. More than 120 have been killed and over a dozen thousand injured, many ending up amputated.
Dalia, Razan’s cousin, said in a tweet:
“I can’t believe she’s been murdured. I have been very proud of how she had grown to be a strong and kind woman. I remember her as a kid playing around. Whenever she came to visit my grandma would call me to go to play with her… my heart is shattered”.
She decried that the US has just vetoed a proposal submitted to the United Nations Security Council to provide protection for the Palestinians.
Meet my cousin Razan who was shot dead in the chest by an Israeli sniper. She was a volunteer nurse. And remember that the US today used the veto to UNSC resolution on protection of Palestinians. #GreatReturnMarch #RazanAlNajjar https://t.co/qGOEs69AEv
— Dalia Alnajjar (@AlnajjarDalia) June 1, 2018
Muhammed al-Smiry posted a video in which Razan speaks about her experience as a volunteer medic at the border.
Who is Razan? pic.twitter.com/BObf0qiLp4
— Muhammad Smiry ?? Gaza (@MuhammadSmiry) June 1, 2018
Wondering how @nikkihaley will justify #Israel's assassination of young medic Razan AlNajjar while she was treating the injured a 100 meters away from the fence. #Gaza #JusticeForRazan #GreatMarchOfReturn pic.twitter.com/dPDlbPuCc6
— Omar Ghraieb?? (@Omar_Gaza) June 2, 2018
Waad Ghantous tweets a video with the comment that the city of “Haifa has a word for Razan al-Najjar”.
In the video protesters in Haifa chanted:
“Oh Najjar! Oh Najjar! After dark comes daylight. Oh Najjar! Oh Najjar! Tomorrow this siege shall be broken”.
— WaadGh (@wa3dghantous) June 1, 2018
A pro-Palestinian activist from New York tweeted:
#RazanAlNajjar was a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic. The IDF shot + killed her for tending to wounded Palestinians on the Gaza border.
This is the cost of the occupation. This is the cost of a hyper-nationalist militarized vision of Jewish safety. It's not worth it. Nothing is. pic.twitter.com/MSD4JX8HIK
— Sophie Ellman-Golan (@EgSophie) June 1, 2018
Among other NGOs, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society condemned the killing of Razan.
#PalestineRCS condemns the killing of the nurse, #Razan_alnajjar, while on duty today by #israeli occupation in #KhanYounis in #GazaStrip. Razan volunteered with the Medical Relief Society to provide assistance to affected people during the march of return. #RIP Razan. pic.twitter.com/ejJP0kmmTN
— PRCS (@PalestineRCS) June 1, 2018
A Gaza professor tweeted:
Another henous crime by occupation forces when a sniper killed Razan AlNajjar, a Palestinian volunteer nurse today Friday while she was #GreatReturnMarch treating injuries and saving lives. Why would they kill a young nurse wearing her white coat?#ICC4Israel#IsraelCrimes pic.twitter.com/yq0pQtSgwb
— Dr. Mosheer Amer (@MosheerAmer) June 1, 2018
Ibrahim Abdalla, a former lawyer at the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), said;
The murderous occupation snipers callously decide to end the life of a young volunteer nurse Razan AlNajjar while she's on duty treating injuries and saving lives.
Israel's leaders must be held to account for their crimes against humanity#GreatReturnMarch#StopIsraelFascism pic.twitter.com/3ldx8xG3eH
— Ibrahim abdalla (@Ibrahim77332803) June 1, 2018
Another citizen from Gaza rebuked Justin Trudeau, who recently asserted Israel’s right to defend itself with no mention of its widely denounced use of lethal force against unarmed Palestinian protesters.
@JustinTrudeau Mr. Prim minster ı hope you can say anything about this nurse who killed today by Israel army sniper, #Razan_alnajjar was just a volunteers nurse.
Just we want justice for her.
She was helping injuries in borders between Gaza and Israel. pic.twitter.com/4CajqjaOll
— Mohamed Z. Al Naji (@Mnaji20051) June 1, 2018