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Israeli army opens criminal probes into killing of Gaza medic

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Published: 2 November 2018

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Decision by military advocate general follows review of earlier finding by the IDF that troops did not deliberately shoot her

Israeli army opens probe into killing of Gaza medic (AFP/Yahoo)
Israel's army said on Tuesday it has opened a military police investigation into the killing of a Palestinian medical volunteer along the Gaza border in June.

Razan al-Najjar, 21, was fatally shot on June 1 near the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis during protests and clashes along the border.

The Palestinian Medical Relief Society said at the time she was hit "as she was attempting to provide first aid to an injured protester", adding that three other first responders were also hit by live fire on the same day.

Israel's army said in the days after her death that its troops did not deliberately shoot her, but the incident was further reviewed by the military advocate general.

Israeli army opens criminal investigation into killing of Gaza medic (Haaretz)
Razan al-Najjar, 21, was killed during demonstrations near the Israel-Gaza border in May. The military advocate general rejected a preliminary military probe that found she was not shot intentionally

Army says it didn’t know Palestinians targeted on border were minors (Times of Israel)
Following international outcry, military maintains teens appeared to be placing a bomb along security fence, ignored warning shots

Preliminary IDF probe finds Gaza medic was not shot intentionally (The Jewish Independent)

Photo: Razan al-Najjar (Yousur Al- Hlou)

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