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Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid

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Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank

Gaza health officials and witnesses said Israeli forces shot dead 21-year-old Razan al-Najar, a volunteer medic, as she ran toward the border fence, east of the south Gaza town of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty last Friday.

Tamimi was shot and critically injured when soldiers opened fire at him during clashes at the village.

The specter of a mass border breach from the Palestinian enclave terrifies many Israelis and has caused high levels of support for the army's conduct despite an worldwide outcry at the high number of deaths, including from Israel's allies.

An Israeli worker of Nature and Parks Authority extinguishes a fire started by a kite with attached burning cloth launched by Palestinians from Gaza, on the Israel and Gaza border, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Israel came under withering global criticism over the high number of deaths as its troops faced off along the border, including from allies.

The Palestinians say most of the dead and the thousands wounded were unarmed civilians against whom Israel was using excessive force.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Middle East Eye that Tamimi was shot after allegedly hitting a soldier with a rock.

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Palestinians said she repeatedly told the soldiers to leave her land, which is considered occupied under global law.

Demonstrators have also called for the "right of return" to lost ancestral homes in what is now Israel.

Palestinian political factions are calling for a "million-man" demonstration on Friday to show solidarity with Jerusalem and demand an end to the decade-long Israeli/Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip.

"International law only permits use of lethal force when there's an imminent threat to life".

Israel has accused Hamas of trying to carry out attacks and damage the fence under the guise of the protests, and that it only targets instigators.

Tensions were further heightened last month after the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a step seen by both Israel and the Palestinians as siding with Israel on the most sensitive issue in the conflict.

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