The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Gaza
A volunteering paramedic was killed and more than 100 demonstrators were injured as Israeli forces continued to attack the ongoing Great March of Return rallies at the Eastern border of the Gaza Strip, according to local sources.
Razan Ashraf Najjar, 21, a volunteering paramedic, was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli snipers while she was providing first aid to the wounded at the border fence East of Khan Younes in Southern Gaza Strip, WAFA reported.
More than 100 people were also injured by Israeli fire, including 40 by live gunfire.
Between March 30 and May 15, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip protested for seven consecutive weeks calling for the right of return for Palestinian refugees to the homes and villages they were forcibly expelled from by Zionist militias in 1948.
Since the start of the rallies in late March, more than 120 Palestinian demonstrators have been killed and at least 13,000 injured along the fence in Gaza.
The Amnesty International has also stressed that the attacks on Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip are “willful killings constituting war crimes”, while the UN Human Rights Council has also decided to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged violations and abuses which may amount to war crimes in the occupied Gaza Strip.
The violence was condemned by rights groups and most UN Security Council members, with even the US’ closest allies refusing to stand by Washington’s support for Tel Aviv.