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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil #906, June 22, 2018: Razan, a responsable and courageous nurse

Publication date : 2018-06-22

When asked to be prudent, Razan’s answer was succinct. “I’m a sacrifice for my nation,” Razan said regarding her presence at the demonstrations. “I’m always going be there for my country and home. It’s my duty and responsibility as a nurse to be there and aid those injured.”

Studying nursing in Germany was a great wish of hers. She died at 21 without fullfilling her dream.


Razan, a responsable and courageous nurse

When asked to be prudent, Razan’s answer was succinct. “I’m a sacrifice for my nation,” Razan said regarding her presence at the demonstrations. “I’m always going be there for my country and home. It’s my duty and responsibility as a nurse to be there and aid those injured.”

Studying nursing in Germany was a great wish of hers. She died at 21 without fullfilling her dream.

During a Friday protest last April, as Razan ran to help an injured demonstrator, an Israeli soldier threatened her that if she made a single move forward, she would end up dead. But she ignored him and without hesitation, ran to help the demonstrator.

As each Friday passed with more bloodshed, each member of Razan’s medical group of eight nurses were all hit and injured by pulverizing explosive bullets or by tear gas bombs.

Many have been shot when they least expected but they were simply loitering. Paramedics have recounted instances of being intentionally targeted, a war crime under the Geneva Conventions.

But the gruesome injuries and brutal deaths that Razan has witnessed didn’t break her down with feelings of hopelessness or despair; instead it fueled her with even more strength and determination. A colleague tried to persuade Razan to be more careful while working (for instance not to rush near the border when a protester is wounded and to wait for other staff to come first), but Razan found his advice silly and jokingly called him a wimp.

The Palestinians have lost a young woman, an exemple of courage and generosity.

Adapted from http://mondoweiss.net/2018/06/mountains-memory-najjar/

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