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Iranian Red Crescent Sends Condolence Message to Palestine
TEHRAN, 26 June 2019 (IRCS) – Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) mourns the death of Mohamad Judeili, a paramedic in PRCS Emergency Medical Services Center in Gaza strip. Judeili (36) passed away at the hospital on June 10 after being critically wounded on May 3, 2019 by Israeli occupation forces while in the line of duty during March of Return protests in northern Gaza Strip. Al Judeili had been directly hit in the nose by a rubber-coated metal bullet which fractured his skull.
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Following the tragic incident, Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) President Prof, Ali Asghar Peyvandi sent a message of condolence to PRCS President Dr. Younis Al-Khatib.
The message reads as follows:
Receiving your e-mail dated 10 June 2019, made us very sad, hence, I would like to express, on behalf of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, our deep condolences on the death of Mohammad Judeili, your EMT staff in PRCS Emergency Medical Services Center in Jabalia branch.
Undoubtedly, under the Geneva conventions 1949 and its additional protocols 1977, the death of your relief worker (while on duty) during the great Marches of return in Gaza Strip, is considered as the violation of IHL. From the perspective of IHL, health care personnel and relief workers are immune from any attack; therefore, their immunity must be respected and ensured by armed forces; however, we are witnessing the breach of such immunity again on 3rd March 2019 and I hope not to hear and witness of such violations anymore.
Hereupon, we extend our sincerest sympathies to you and the family of Mohammad Judeili and remain,
With my kindest regards
Prof. Ali Asghar Peyvandi