The murder of 21-year-old medical volunteer, Razan Al-Najjar, is a direct violation of all "international treaties and conventions" that ensure the protection of the medical staff in the conflict zones. The volunteer was shot in the chest by the Israeli Army on Friday near the border fence east of Khan Younes, in the southern Gaza Strip, while she was helping wounded Palestinians.Furthermore, the medical volunteer "raised her hands high in a clear way, but Israeli soldiers fired and she was hit in the chest," the witness told Reuters.
While the Israeli military has yet to comment on Najjar's death, an anonymous witness told Reuters that, at the time of the tragedy, the medical worker wore a white uniform, which clearly distinguished her from the rest of the Palestinian crowd taking part in the 10th weekly Great March of Return protests. Israel has a long history of targeting healthcare facilities and medics.
Najjar became the latest victim of the Israeli crackdown on protesting Palestinians at the Gazan border. More than 100 protesters were injured by Israeli fire, including 40 by live bullets, directed at them by the IDF during the 10th Great March of Return rally. Another four paramedics were among those wounded while helping the injured.
We demand a full investigation of the shooting of a medical worker as it is a "heinous crime committed by the occupation forces. We are calling on the International Criminal Court to document Israeli brutality and to "try leaders, officials, officers, soldiers" and all those who committed crimes against humanity and murdered Razan Al-Najja.
United Nations cannot turn a blind eye to this crime and we demand they ACT NOW for a lasting peace in the region. We demand a full investigation and if found guilty request that financial and military sanctions be imposed on Israel for their War Crimes.