Canadian Doctor Shot by Israeli Sniper Near Gaza Border

Dr. Tarek Loubani (second from left) and Civil Defence Medic Musa Abuhassanin, (second from right). PHOTO: The Globe & Mail/Tarek Loubani
Pressure bandages are shown on Dr. Tarek Loubani’s leg wounds, May 14, 2018. PHOTO: The Globe & Mail/Tarek Loubani

15 May 2018

THE GLOBE & MAIL — A Canadian-Palestinian doctor was shot in the legs by an Israeli sniper and one of his paramedics was killed on the Gaza border Monday as clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli Defence Forces left dozens dead and more than 1,000 wounded.

Dr. Tarek Loubani, an emergency physician from London, Ont., who is also an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario’s medical school, joined medical teams on the Gaza border Monday to care for Palestinians who might be injured in demonstrations against the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

Dr. Loubani, who has served as an emergency field doctor in Tanzania and conflict zones such as Iraq and southern Lebanon, said he was wearing a green surgeon’s outfit and standing with several orange-vested paramedics about 25 metres from the protests at the border when he was hit. […]

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