• mother of Razan al Najjar

Meet Razan’s Mother.

 ‘How did you receive the terrible news about Razan's murder?’

I knew that my daughter was risking her life to rescue others, but over- all I am a mother.

It's heart-breaking to see your daughter murdered in-front of you. We are just practicing our right to protest peacefully, we love peace and life like all the rest of the world. We are civilized people who choose this way of peaceful protest.

My daughter was doing her chosen job. Her weapons were just her vest and some bandages. That is all.

She always returned home tired after a long and exhausting day. She always said ‘I feel better when I rescue the lives’. Those were her words.

I ask all the Palestinians to keep protesting and next Friday I will join the March and work instead of my daughter.

I have another daughter younger than Razàn, and she will continue in her own way.

Wafa Aludaini is a journalist based in Gaza. He is also the manager of the 16 October Youth Group.

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