United States set to veto UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

Marsha Scott
June 3, 2018

The Israeli military said in its statement: "The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) constantly works to draw operational lessons and reduce the number of casualties in the area of the Gaza Strip security fence".

The renewed rocket fire on Saturday and Sunday shattered an unofficial truce agreed upon by Israel and Gazan militant factions last week following the firing of over 100 rockets into Israel in three separate attacks - the largest single projectile barrage from the Palestinian enclave since the Gaza 2014 war.

There is real anger that a medic was killed, with one of Gaza's most senior health officials condemning the targeting of medics and urging the worldwide community to intervene.

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.

They came to retrieve her body from the hospital where she and her friends had cared for the injured of this increasingly bloody confrontation along the border between Israel and Gaza.

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who tried to ram a tractor into soldiers and civilians in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the Israeli military said. Earlier this week - at an emergency session of the Security Council called by the United States to condemn rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza against Israel - Haley remarked that the Palestinians did not require protection from an external predator, but from a Hamas leadership that cynically manipulates the civilian population into violence.

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The army claimed that the Palestinian worker "attempted to ram the soldiers with his vehicle, before they shot him", an allegation which was denied by eyewitnesses, who said the young man was just working, and did not attempt to attack the soldiers, or harm them in any way.

Israel killed Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar while she was treating injured protesters today. She joined the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) as a soldier specializing in education, but later decided she was meant for the field.

After her death, a volunteer ambulance worker, Izzat Shatat, told the Associated Press that he and Najjar were planning to announce their engagement at the end of Ramadaan. She was one of the only female medics responding to medical emergencies during the protests organised by Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. Thousands of Palestinians took part in what the Israeli military described as violent riots at five locations along the security fence, burning tires and throwing stones.

Smoke rises following an Israeli strikes on Gaza City, early Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Israel has been criticised by human rights groups, which say it has used excessive force against the mostly unarmed protesters.

The resolution came after Israeli forces killed at least 61 Palestinian people injured more than 2,700 along the Gaza border on May 14 when the United States officially moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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