IDF says Gaza medic killed in protests not shot intentionally

An initial IDF investigation finds that the Palestinian medic shot dead on Friday during clashes along the Gaza border was not intentionally targeted, the army says.

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

This appears to indicate that the medic, Razan Najjar, was hit either by a ricochet or a missed shot.

The army says the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

The IDF General Staff has also launched its own probe into the event, the findings of which will be presented to the Military Advocate General to determine if criminal proceedings are necessary.

— Judah Ari Gross

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