Israeli aircraft strike sites in Gaza after rockets fired - residents
Jun 06 2018 by Lorena Waters
Thousands gathered in Gaza on Saturday, June 2 for the funeral of a 21-year-old a Palestinian paramedic, who was shot dead on Friday by an Israeli sniper.
United Nations officials condemned the killing of Najjar, saying that witness reports indicated she wore clothing that clearly identified her as a health worker.
The UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also said it was "deeply concerned" and called for the protection of medical workers.
"An additional soldier positioned on top of the roof of a nearby building identified the threat to the civilians who stood nearby and, in response, fired at and killed the attacker", added the Israeli army.
It said in a written statement that it would investigate the death of Najar.
Israel's Iron Done defense system intercepted some and others landed inside Gaza. The Israelis have additionally accused Hamas and its militant associates in Gaza of utilizing the protests as cowl for sending attackers into Israel.
Tuesday, the Israeli military said that about 100 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza toward Israel. "No IDF troops were injured".
Israeli warplanes reportedly hit at least 15 targets belonging to Palestinian militant group Hamas' armed wing, the Al Qassam Brigades, the Israeli military said.
Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian man in the southern occupied West Bank city of Al Khalil (Hebron). "It is very hard to see how Razan posed such a threat to heavily-armed, well-protected Israeli forces in defensive positions on the other side of the fence". Israel says most were attackers. It was scheduled to end in a cemetery in Khan Younis, near the East Gaza border area where she was killed. Then diplomats said it would be delayed at least until Friday, but it was unclear late Thursday whether an evening vote might still happen.
One of the "activists" climbed over the separation fence in Northern Gaza and threw a grenade towards troops.
Today the Palestinian Medical Relief Society mourns the loss of one of our own.
It demanded that Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups stop "all violent activity and provocative actions" in Gaza and called for a report on the recent actions of "terrorist organisations such as Hamas" in the coastal strip. But military officials have acknowledged shooting some people by mistake due to the crowded and smoky conditions of the protests.
In a first wave of air strikes, Israeli "fighter jets targeted 10 terror sites in three military compounds belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the Gaza Strip", the army said in a statement early Sunday. ( Yousef Basam/ TRTWorld ) Palestinians using sling shots launch stones along the illegally constructed Gaza border fence. The blockade, meant to weaken Hamas, has caused widespread economic hardship in Gaza.
Since March 30, Gazans have protested at the Israeli border, demanding the return of land taken during the 1948 war.
"With our souls and blood we redeem you martyr Razan", cried mourners as the body was brought to her home for a last farewell before burial. She has never refused to help.