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Health Worker: Security Forces and Ken Sim

health worker: She was the second woman among more than 115 Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli army fire since Gaza border protests began in late March.article continues below Trending Stories'Change agent' Ken Sim wins NPA leadership contest Xpey' Elementary becomes official with Indigenous naming ceremony Vancouver cyclist posts video of collision with car House arrest for former city worker who scammed PoCo of 175,000U.N. officials condemned the killing of Najjar, saying that witness reports indicated she wore clothing that clearly identified her as a health worker, according to Vancouver Courier. The killing of a clearly identified medical staffer by security forces during a demonstration is particularly reprehensible, said Jamie McGoldrick, the local U.N. humanitarian co-ordinator. Razan Najjar, a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic, was shot as she tried to help evacuate wounded near Israel's perimeter fence with Gaza. After Najjar's funeral, dozens of mourners headed to the fence and started throwing stones at the Israeli soldiers on the other side. Later Saturday, in a development that threatened to collapse an informal cease-fire, the Israeli military said two projectiles were fired from Gaza. The Palestinian Health Ministry said five protesters were wounded by Israeli fire. ( As reported in the news.