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’Israel’ Martyrs Palestinian Nurse in Gaza Border Protest
"Israeli" occupation forces martyred a Palestinian nurse on Friday as she tried to help a wounded protester at the Gaza border, according to health officials.
Razan Al-Najjar's martyrdom brought to 119 the number of Palestinians killed in weekly demonstrations launched on March 30 in the Gaza Strip.
The 21-year-old volunteer medic 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, a witness said.
Wearing a white uniform, "she raised her hands high in a clear way, but "Israeli" soldiers fired and she was hit in the chest," the witness, who requested anonymity, told Reuters.
Meanwhile, the "Israeli" military didn't comment on the crime.
Gazan medical officials said at least 100 Palestinians were wounded by army gunfire during Friday's mass demonstrations.
In the protests, billed as the "Great March of Return," Palestinians have been calling for the right to return to lands occupied by the Zionist regime during the 1948 war of its creation.
Friday's turnout of protestors was less than in previous weeks, but is expected to grow next week as Palestinians mark the anniversary of the Zionist entity's capture of the Gaza Strip and West Bank and East al-Quds in the 1967 war.
"I am returning and not retreating," Najjar's last Facebook post said. "Hit me with your bullets. I am not afraid."
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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