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Palestinian Medic, Shot in the Head by Israeli Snipers, Dies

HeadlineJun 14, 2019

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medic Mohammed Sobhi al-Judeili succumbed to his wounds and died in a hospital Monday, after he was shot in the head by Israeli snipers while serving with the Red Crescent at a protest near Israel’s separation barrier. He was the fourth medic killed by Israeli forces since weekly nonviolent protests began last year under the banner “Great March of Return.” In February, a panel of U.N. investigators found Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting the protesters with lethal force—including children, journalists and the disabled. This comes as Israel says it will indefinitely bar Palestinian fishing boats from the Mediterranean. Since 2006, Israel has increasingly restricted Gaza fishing vessels from sailing far beyond shore, severely limiting their catch in a territory where more than 10% of children are chronically malnourished. Later in the broadcast, we’ll speak with attorney Lea Tsemel, who has defended Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli courts for nearly half a century, as well as with the director of a new film about her titled “Advocate.”

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