A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot in the smoke billowing from tear gas shot by Isreali forces during a demonstration along the border between Israel and the Gaza strip, east of Gaza City, on May 25, 2018. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED
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The United States vetoed Friday an Arab-backed U.N. draft resolution calling for protection measures for the Palestinians that won backing from 10 countries at the Security Council.U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley vowed Thursday to veto Kuwait's resolution on protecting Palestinians.In Gaza meanwhile, the Israeli military killed a Palestinian nurse as she tried to help a wounded protester at the Gaza border, according to health officials and a witness. Razan al-Najar's death brought to 123 the number of Palestinians killed in weekly demonstrations launched on March 30 in the Gaza Strip, an enclave controlled by the group Hamas and long subject to grinding Israeli and Egyptian embargoes. Gazan medical officials said at least 100 Palestinians were wounded by army gunfire during Friday's mass demonstrations.
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