Hundreds of Palestinians mourners gathered in Bureji refugee camp in central Gaza strip on Tuesday, demanding resistance movements to respond to Israeli force’s continued acts of aggression and held a funeral procession for a paramedic, who lost his life more than a month after being critically injured during clashes between Israeli troops and a group of Palestinian protesters.
The 36 years old mohammed Subhi al-Judeili suffered skull fractures after a rubber-coated metal bullet struck him in the nose as Israeli military forces sought to suppress a “Great March of Return” protest rally in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip on May 3.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society said in a statement on Monday that al-Judeili had died at a hospital in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil, located 30 kilometers south of Jerusalem al-Quds.
Palestinian Minister of Health Mai al-Kaila later strongly condemned the Israeli army for firing directly at the Palestinian paramedic, and fatally wounding him in the face.
Kaila said Judeili’s death is a war crime, arguing that Israeli forces deliberately target Palestinian paramedics and ambulances as they are performing their humanitarian duties.
Palestinians have held weekly rallies on the Gaza border to protest the siege on the enclave and demand the right for refugees to return to their homes they were forced from during the 1948 creation of Israel.
More than 270 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces ever since anti-occupation protest rallies began in Gaza on March 30, 2018. Over 16,000 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.