Friday, August 10, 2018

Israel kills medic during Gaza protests

Israel kills medic during Gaza protests

The colleagues of Abdallah al-Qatati mourn outside a Khan Younis hospital after the volunteer medic was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper while on duty during Great March of Return protests on 10 August.
Ashraf AmraAPA images
Two Palestinians lost their lives on Friday as Israel used lethal force against Great March of Return protests along Gaza’s eastern perimeter.
One of those killed, Abdallah al-Qatati, 22, was a volunteer medic on duty at the time of his fatal injury in eastern Rafah, southern Gaza.

A photo of al-Qatati circulated on social media after his death:

Al-Qatati is the third Palestinian medic to be killed by Israeli forces during Great March of Return protests beginning in late March.
The Israeli rights group B’Tselem found that medic Razan al-Najjar, killed on 1 June, was deliberately targetedby an Israeli sniper east of Khan Younis, also in southern Gaza.
Al-Najjar’s death came two weeks after the killing of Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein, who like al-Najjar and al-Qatati, was wearing clothing identifying him as a medic when he was shot.