A year on from the Great March of Return I still mourn my daughter Razan, killed in cold blood | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

A year on from the Great March of Return I still mourn my daughter Razan, killed in cold blood

She was 20-years-old when she was shot.

It was June 1, 2018, and Razan, the eldest of my six children and a volunteer medic and nurse from Palestine, was helping to treat wounded protestors taking part in the Great March of Return, which had begun on 30 March last year

In spite of her white coat, she became a target for the Israeli Defence Force. As she tried to help evacuate the wounded near Israel’s border fence, she was hit.

Her death transformed her into a symbol for an entire nation under the boot of Israel. But her mere presence at the 2018 protest, even in a medical capacity, was never guaranteed. Denied a career as a doctor by our financial circumstances, she studied nursing, and in anticipation of the Great March of Return, sold her phone and ring to buy medical equipment.

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