Gaza violence: Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian medic

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A colleague of Palestinian nurse Razan Al-Najar, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, reacts at a hospital in the southern Gaza Strip June 1, 2018.

"This strike was conducted in response to the projectiles which were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel last night", the IDF said on Twitter.

Instead, Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told CNN that "quiet will most likely be met with quiet and terror will be met with a very strong response".

The proposed resolution "is morally bankrupt and would only serve to undermine ongoing efforts toward peace between the Israelis and Palestinians", Haley said in a statement on Thursday.

Al-Najjar was one of at least two medics who had been killed by Israeli forces since the "Great March of Return" began in Gaza on March 30th.

The Kuwaiti draft also called for an "immediate, durable, and fully respected cease-fire" as well as asking U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report on an "international protection mechanism" for Gaza.

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Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza reached a de-facto ceasefire this week after the most intense flare-up of hostilities since a 2014 war.

At least 122 Palestinians have been killed and 13,000 injured by Israeli forces during seven weeks of protests at Gaza's border fences.

The protests - dubbed "the Great Return March" - called for the right of return of refugees, and peaked on May 14 when the United States moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the contested city of Jerusalem.

Razan was killed on the same day the United States, Israel's ally, vetoed a Kuwaiti-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians and called for an global force to protect them. Thousands of others have been injured as Israel maintains its right to protect the border by all means necessary.

The UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also said it was "deeply concerned" and called for the protection of medical workers.

Haley had signaled her disdain for the measure a day before the votes were cast, calling the draft resolution "a grossly one-sided approach that is morally bankrupt", and chastising the text for having "not one single mention of Hamas in the resolution, when Hamas is chiefly responsible for the recent violence in Gaza".

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Najjar's death brings the toll of Gazans killed by Israeli fire since the end of March to 123.

Low-level demonstrations have continued since.

After Najjar's funeral, dozens of mourners headed to the fence and started throwing stones at the Israeli soldiers on the other side.

At Saturday's funeral procession, Razan al-Najar's body was carried through the streets of Gaza wrapped in a Palestinian flag.

Witnesses say she was shot dead by an Israeli sniper, and her father displayed her blood-soaked medical vest with a bullet hole.

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