In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Protesters in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Go too Far in Their Crimes, Killing Volunteer Paramedic and Wounding 68 Civilians, including 7 Paramedics, 8 Children and 2 Journalists


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, June 2, 2018

On Friday, 01 June 2018, using excessive lethal forces against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza Strip for the 10th Friday in a row, Israeli forces killed a volunteer paramedic and wounded 68 other civilians, including 7 paramedics, 8 children, and 2 journalists.  PCHR strongly condemns the crime of killing a Civil Defense paramedic and wounding 223 members of the medical personnel, including 29 paramedics with live bullets or due to tear gas inhalation, since the beginning of the March of Return demonstrations on March 30.  This high number of casualties among the medical personnel proves there is an Israeli systematic policy of targeting the medical personnel while carrying out their humanitarian duty.

PCHR emphasizes that upon a decision by the highest political and military echelons, the Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protesters, who posed no threat to the life of the soldiers…