Israeli forces target palestinian paramedics in latest wave of clashes in occupied territories
A Palestinian paramedic team waits on the sidelines, on standby, until an inevitable injury kicks them into gear and they race to the frontlines.
“Often we go to a boy when he has been shot and the soldiers try to shoot us. Everyone on this team has been shot.”
Ahmed is a 20 year old paramedic working with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS). He stands amongst a group of five of his colleagues. According to them, all have been shot at and injured by Israeli soldiers whilst attempting to save the lives of wounded Palestinians during clashes with the Israeli forces.
“Everyone is at risk from the Israeli occupation forces. Soldiers usually directly target paramedics and medical teams. They do not differentiate between medical staff and demonstrators,” added Murad, 22, also a paramedic with PMRS.