In a naked display of utter disdain to human values and international laws, the Israeli soldiers have continued to terrorise innocent Palestinians in the occupied area.
In the latest incident, Israeli soldiers brutally killed a female Palestinian paramedic near the Gaza border fence on Friday, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
21-year-old Razan al-Najjar was shot near Khan Yunis, in another day of protests and violence, bringing the toll of Gazans killed by Israeli military since the end of March to 123, reported The Guardian.
According to health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra, Najjar was volunteering as a paramedic with the ministry, wearing the white uniform of a medic when she was shot in the chest.
Israeli army said it was investigating the report, noting that “thousands of rioters” had gathered at five locations along the border, “burning tires adjacent to the security fence and attempting to damage security infrastructure.”
On social media, users are fervently sharing a photo of an Israeli soldier, who’s reported to have shot in Razan’s chest. It’s being said that Rebecca is an “American” IDF soldier from a religious Jewish family in Boston. It further added, “At 18, she left everything behind to fulfill her dream of living in Israel. She joined the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) as a soldier specializing in education, but later decided she was meant for the field. Today she’s a trained fighter in IDF Field Intelligence, defending the home she knows and loves.”
The army said that an IDF vehicle came under fire during the riots and that a Palestinian who breached the border fence in northern Gaza planted a grenade that exploded. No Israeli soldiers were injured, reported The Times of Israel.
An exchange of fire on Tuesday night started with a barrage of rockets and mortars into Israel from Gaza, prompting Israel to respond with strikes on 65 suspected militant sites in Gaza, reported The Guardian.
It was the worst flare-up since the 2014 war in Gaza and followed weeks of deadly demonstrations and clashes along the border, beginning on 30 March.
The protests have demanded that Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation be allowed to return to their former homes, now inside the Jewish state.
They peaked on 14 May when at least 61 Palestinians were killed in clashes as tens of thousands of Gazans protested the US transfer of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem the same day.
Low-level demonstrations have continued since.