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Razan Al-Najjar

Razan Al-Najjar

HRD, Volunteer Medic
Palestinian Medical Relief Society

Razan Al-Najjar was a volunteer medic with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, a nongovernmental health organization, and had studied to be a professional paramedic. She was 21 years old and had been volunteering as a medic at the protests, known as the ‘Great Return March’ since they started over 2 months ago.

Human rights defenders in the OPT are subjected to acts of harassment, restrictions on freedom of movement, stigmatisation, abductions, long periods of arbitrary detention usually under administrative detention orders, illegal searches of their homes and offices and killings. Many of the violations are state-sanctioned, or if not sanctioned at the highest levels of the Israeli political and military establishment, then condoned by the ongoing policy of impunity which permeates the military and judicial system in relation to the OPT.