Israeli Army Opens Criminal Investigation Into Killing of Gaza Medic

The Israel Defense Forces has ordered a criminal probe into the killing of Razan al-Najjar, a Palestinian medic who was killed at the end of May during protests on the Gaza border.

The IDF’s Military Advocate General Brig. Gen. Sharon Afek rejected the findings of the preliminary military investigation from June. He ordered the Military Police to open a criminal investigation. 

The June investigation found that Israeli soldiers did not fire directly at Razan al-Najjar.

The probe was based primarily on interviews with soldiers who were on the scene. As part of the inquiry, the military examined who opened fire during the event and how much ammunition was used.

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– Video released by Palestinian Health Ministry