State of Palestine: Thousands attend funeral for paramedic slain at Gaza protest

Thousands participated in the funeral procession of a 22-year-old paramedic killed by an Israeli sniper while working at the March of the Return protest in Gaza on Friday. Abdullah Qatati, from Rafah, died from chest injuries after being shot on the southern Gaza strip while there to treat the injured. The body was first carried to the deceased house, then to Bilal Ibn-Rabah mosque in the... Еще vicinity and later down to the cemetery. «We look at the practice of targeting of medical crews by the Israeli occupation with great concern,» said Ashraf al-Qudra, Ministry of Health spokesperson who urged international community to press Israel to abide by international law and conventions in treating medical persons. At least three Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured as the Great March of Return protest continued near the Israel-Gaza border on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry reported. The series of protests known as the March of Return were launched along the Gaza-Israel border on March 30 to demand the right for people to return to their pre-1948 homes.

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