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Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar

Brave Paramedic, Feminist Icon

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Date of Birth:



Khuzaa, near Khan Younis, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Courageous medical service during Gaza protests

Brief bio

Razan Alnajjar was a young Palestinian nurse and paramedic who tragically lost her life at the age of 21 while volunteering as a medic during the 2018 Gaza border protests after. Known for her bravery and commitment, Razan became a symbol of resistance and humanitarianism in Gaza.

Major Milestones


  • Born in Khuzaa (1997): Grew up in a family of six in a village impacted by the Israeli occupation illegal actions...See More

  • Education and Training: Despite financial challenges, she studied calligraphy, nursed, and received formal training as a paramedic at Nasser Hospital...See More

  • Paramedic at the Border Protests (2018): Actively served as a paramedic during the Gaza border protests, treating the wounded and showcasing exceptional courage...See More

  • Recognition and Impact (2018): Became an icon within the Gaza Strip for her humanitarian work, with her actions widely covered by local media.

  • Advocacy and Feminism (2018): Advocated for women's roles in challenging environments and became a feminist symbol in Gaza.

  • Medical Service in Crisis: Provided medical aid during the Gaza border protests against the Israeli occupation siege.

  • Empowerment of Women: Challenged traditional gender roles in her community by being at the forefront of medical emergency services.

  • Humanitarian Symbol: Became a symbol of selflessness and dedication to humanitarian causes.

  • Advocacy Against Occupation: Used her role as a medic to peacefully resist the occupation and bring attention to the plight of her people.

  • Inspiring Youth: Served as an inspiration to young Palestinians and others globally for her bravery and commitment to her cause.

Date of Last Update: 
December 31, 2023

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