The death of yet another Palestinian health worker shows that, despite frequent warnings from MAP and our supporters, impunity leads to repeated attacks.

On 3 May 2019, 36-year-old Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) paramedic Mohammed al-Jedeili was shot at the ongoing “Great March of Return” demonstrations in Gaza. He was struck in the face by a rubber-coated steel bullet, which fractured his skull, while helping an injured protester into an ambulance. Mohammed was initially treated at hospitals in Gaza then transferred out of Gaza to the al-Ahli hospital in Hebron in the West Bank when his condition worsened. He died on 10 June.

In our film below, Mohammed’s family and colleagues talk about what happened and the impact on their lives:

With Palestinian health workers continuing to be injured and killed by Israeli forces, it is vital that the UK outlines how it will help protect them, and to redouble efforts to ensure that there are prompt, effective, independent and thorough investigations into these attacks and that the perpetrators are held accountable.