May 26, 2019

Palestinian Gunman Targeting Israeli Soldiers May Have Worked for Doctors Without Borders

After conducting an investigation into a Palestinian gunman who was shot and killed at the Gaza border after he was targeting Israeli soldiers, Israel is saying that the gunman worked for Doctors Without Borders.

Reuters reports that the gunman, identified as 28-year-old Hani Majdalawi, shot at Israeli soldiers and tossed a grenade at them. A spokesman for Israel’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) told Reuters that they would be reaching out to Doctors Without Borders for an explanation.

No Palestinian terror groups have claimed that Majdalawi was one of their members. Majdalawi’s brother said on Facebook that Majdalwai was acting on his own and praised him as a “martyr.”

NGO Monitor researcher Yona Schiffmiller has argued that Doctors Without Borders is biased against Israel, citing their past support for Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who has thrown rocks at Israeli soldiers and even slapped one of them. Tamimi was recently praised by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah; she praised him in return.