Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

Israeli forces attack Palestinian medics trying to save wounded youth

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Israeli occupation appeared in video, captured on Monday, assaulting Palestinian medics in central occupied West Bank city of al-Bireh as they were attempting to help wounded Palestinian.

The four Palestinian paramedics, including a woman, were identified as Nisreen Amireh, Ayman Qurt, Attiyeh al-Dweik and Mohammed Omar.

Witnesses said that after the injured Palestinian, whose identity remained unknown, was shot, another youth attempted to help him, when the Israeli occupation soldiers attacked them, injuring both in attempts to abduct them.

The four paramedics, who were on the scene as volunteers, were beaten, pushed and threatened by the Israeli occupation soldiers of being shot and pepper-sprayed before opening live fire in the air above their heads. 

Despite being beaten and pushed around, video of the assault shows the medics repeatedly attempting to rescue the injured youth. 

The three male paramedics were able to free one of the two youth and transfer him to a nearby ambulance, while Amireh, 19, remained behind, fighting off two soldiers in attempt to save the second youth.

Amireh managed to hold the soldiers off until her colleagues returned and helped her rescue the second youth. 

Wearing her gas-mask Nisreen told journalists “this is my third injury during my job, but that will not stop us from doing our humanitarian work.”