Israel aircraft strike Gaza sites after militants fire rockets

A Palestinian protester holds a tear gas canister in his mouth during a demonstration along the border with Israel east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip

"With its votes today, the UN Security Council majority showed that it was willing to blame Israel, but unwilling to blame Hamas, for violence in Gaza", Haley said.

The Palestinian Medical Relief Society also demanded "an immediate worldwide response to Israeli humanitarian law violations in Gaza".

Later Saturday, in a development that threatened to collapse an informal cease-fire, the Israeli military said two projectiles were fired from Gaza.

Israel's Iron Done defense system intercepted some and others landed inside Gaza.

Early Sunday, two more projectiles were separately launched at Israel.

The Israeli army said "a terror cell" had infiltrated from southern Gaza.

On Friday, a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic was shot as she tried to help evacuate wounded protesters near Israel's perimeter fence with Gaza.

A resulting ceasefire came into effect Wednesday morning.

Aref Jaber, a local nonviolent activist against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, who lives near the area where the army killed the worker, said Sabarna was driving a small and loud bulldozer, and added that the worker passed by some soldiers who then started shouting at him an ordering him to stop. "Further proof was not needed, but it is now completely clear that the United Nations is hopelessly biased against Israel".

On Saturday afternoon, the IDF said it fired at a "terror cell crossing the security fence and infiltrating into Israeli territory from the southern Gaza Strip", causing the individuals to retreat back into the enclave.

Israel says its troops were defending its border and accused Hamas of trying to attack under the cover of the protest.

The Palestinian Medical Relief Society said Najjar was shot "as she was attempting to provide first aid to an injured protester", with three other first responders also hit by live fire on Friday.

The Israeli military claimed that it was investigating the case.

Najjar's death brought to 119 the number of Palestinians martyred by Israeli fire in the weekly protests.

Mourners carry the body of Razan al-Najjar during her funeral in the southern Gaza Strip City of Khan Yunis, on June 2, 2018.

Low-level demonstrations have continued since. No Israelis have been killed throughout the protests.

In recognition of the dramatic humanitarian and legal implications of the recent escalation, Al Mezan is urging the global community to take prompt steps to protect protesters and their right to peaceful assembly, to pressure Israeli forces to abstain from using unlawful force, to hold to account perpetrators, notably commanders, and to ensure Palestinians' access to their indispensable and inalienable human rights.

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