I need you to SAY her name. I need you to REMEMBER her name. This is Razan Alnajjar, a 21 year old nurse that was shot in the chest and killed by an Israeli sniper as she ran to help a wounded protester near the Gaza border fence. She was one of the first female medical volunteers to treat the protesters weekly. According to her colleagues, she previously fainted twice due to gas inhalatio and on April 13th she broke her wrist after falling while running to attend to a wounded protester. This was her tenth protest serving as a field nurse. She was interviewed by the @nytimes last month and they asked her why she did this. To which she responded, “Our job is to save lives and evacuate people. We don’t do it for money, we do it for God. We don’t want to get paid or be employed.” _ . Targeting medics is a war crime under the Geneva convention but the world is silent. We can’t ignore the genocide. We can’t sleep on oppression. We wont live silently. This is genocide. This is systemic oppression.
_ . You have returned to God in the best of months, in the most valiant of ways. May you be honored. May your family be honored and may you attain the highest level of paradise. Al- Fatiha. . . إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
So many people attended her funeral that people had to pray in the surrounding streets and from building rooftops.
Immense respect for whoever wrote this.
And while Indians are participating in cute candle march, it might be time to finally shed some light on how many Kashmiri women and girls have been gang-raped by Indian forces. That would be the right step towards change. •