TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Thousands of people attended the funeral ceremony of Razan al- Najar, a Palestinian volunteer medic who was recently shot dead by Israeli troops near Gaza border.
Razan al- Najar was killed as she was running to a casualty.
On Saturday evening, thousands of Palestinians, including hundreds of medical workers in white uniforms, took part in the funeral procession, Euro News reported.
She was the second woman among more than 115 Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli army fire since Gaza border protests began in late March.
Her death has brought the total of Palestinians killed in the weekly demonstrations to 119.
UN officials condemned the killing of Najar, saying that witness reports indicated she wore clothing that clearly identified her as a health worker.
"The killing of a clearly identified medical staffer by security forces during a demonstration is particularly reprehensible," said Jamie McGoldrick, the local UN humanitarian coordinator.
On Friday, the Palestinians protested for the 10th week in a row. Some 40 Palestinians were wounded and Najjar was the only one killed.
The Khan Younis hospital said Najjar had a gunshot wound in the chest with an exit wound in the back.
Najar's body was wrapped in a Palestinian flag as the funeral procession started from the hospital and passed near her home in Khuzaa, a village near Khan Younis that is close to the border and has served as one of five protest encampments across Gaza in recent weeks. She was the eldest of six siblings.
"I want the world to hear my voice … what's my daughter's fault?" asked her mother Sabreen, dressed in black and seated on a mattress in her living room. "She will leave a large emptiness at home."
Her mother showed cotton wool and bandages and said, "This is my daughter's weapon, this is what she was resisting with, on what basis did the soldier kill her? She had been targeted since the first day of protests, so many times she had survived death, she would come and tell me what she went through."