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Mass funeral held for slain Palestinian nurse

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Bulk353GAZA (PNIC):-Paramedic Razan Ashraf Najjar, 21, who was shot dead by Israeli forces at Gaza border on Friday, was laid on Saturday afternoon to rest in Khuza’a town east of Khan Younes, in southern Gaza Strip.

Thousands of mourners attended Najjar's funeral procession, while waving flags of Palestine and chanting slogans calling for the Israeli perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Najjar was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli snipers while she was providing first aid to the wounded at the border fence east of Khan Younes, in southern Gaza Strip, on Friday evening.

Palestinian Health Ministry described Najjar’s killing as a war crime and a blatant violation of international treaties and agreements which protect paramedics and medical staff at times of conflict.

According to witnesses, Najjar was 100 meters away from the Gaza-Israel border fence providing first aid to the wounded protesters when all of a sudden she was targeted by an Israeli sniper’s gunfire despite wearing a clearly visible white coat.

Najjar was seriously hit by a bullet in her back that penetrated her heart, before she died of her wounds a couple of minutes later.

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