Sorrow, Outrage Over IDF Killing of Nurse in Gaza as Deathtoll Surpasses 120
by Jon Queally
Posted June 6, 2018
“Razan was not shooting,” said one witness. “Razan was saving souls and treating the wounded.”
On the same day the U.S. vetoed a resolution at the U.N Security Council demanding an end to Israel’s practice of firing on unarmed demonstrators in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Gaza strip, outrage was again heightened after a nurse attempting to attend to injured protesters was shot and killed by IDF snipers near the Gaza border.
The killing of Razan Al-Najjar—the 21-year-old nurse and volunteer medic who witnesses say was “shot as she ran toward the fortified border fence, east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty” on Friday—made her the latest victim of Israeli’s “shoot to kill” policy that has been used against Palestinians since weekly protests began earlier this year. More…