IDF Says Shooting of Gaza Medic in Border Riots Unintentional

YERUSHALAYIM -

Preliminary findings in an IDF investigation of the fatal shooting of a Palestinian paramedic during Gaza border riots last Friday indicate that the killing was unintentional.

“During the incident, a limited number of bullets were fired and no gunfire was directly or intentionally fired at her,” the army said on Tuesday.

The death of Razan Najjar, 21, an unarmed paramedic, rapidly became a cause celebre among Palestinians who alleged that she was targeted by an IDF sniper.

The incident took place amid multiple disorders at the Gaza border fence which included rock-throwing, burning tires and attempts to breach the fence.

The investigation is ongoing, the IDF said.