Militants from Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired dozens of rockets and mortar bombs at southern Israel throughout Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday, to which Israel responded with tank fire and air strikes on more than 50 targets in the small, coastal enclave.
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 worldwide force to protect them.
Militants in Gaza did not fire long-range rockets at Israel's major cities, as they did in 2014, and Israeli airstrikes were focused on unmanned military targets.
"This strike was conducted in response to the projectiles which were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel last night, in addition to the acts of terror approved and led by the Hamas terror organization throughout the weekend", he continued.
Israel has contended its military is acting lawfully to stop the protesters from breaching the fence, and has rejected accusations that soldiers have used deadly force needlessly.
The Israeli army alleged that Sabarneh, who worked in construction in the area, attempted to run soldiers over with a bulldozer.
On Friday, she was less than 100 yards from the fence when she was bandaging the man struck by the tear gas canister, Ibrahim al-Najjar said.
Razan al-Najjar's mother clutching her paramedic coat, stained with her blood and that of other protesters, June 2, 2018.
Ibrahim carried her away, with the help of two others, and accompanied her in the ambulance. About 1,000 Israeli settlers live in the heart of the flashpoint city, protected by the Israeli military.
On Friday, a few thousand Palestinian rioted along the Gaza border, "burning tires adjacent to the security fence and attempting to damage security infrastructure", said the Israel Defense Forces.
The resolution came after Israeli forces killed at least 61 Palestinian people injured more than 2,700 along the Gaza border on May 14 when the USA officially moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwait-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians, criticizing it as a "grossly one-sided view" that failed to blame Hamas for the recent violence. A Palestinian woman was reported to have been killed during a protest yesterday.