A London emergency room doctor has been shot in the leg while treating patients injured amid violent clashes in Gaza.
Tarek Loubani was part of a medical team testing out 3D-printed tourniquets on wounded patients as protests unfolded in Gaza on Monday. At least 61 people, including a paramedic in his medical team, have been killed, the worst bloodshed in the region since 2014.
“The scene in eastern Gaza was bad since early morning,” Loubani wrote in a statement posted online Monday.
“There was so much live fire that the first responder services stood outside the protest area and only approached when needed.”
The Israeli military is using lethal force to counter Palestinian protests over long-standing grievances. Loubani said he was standing away from the protesters when he was shot.
“I heard a loud bang and found myself on the ground,” he wrote.
“The paramedics initiated treatment within five seconds, and asked me if I needed a tourniquet.”
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