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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cameraman Killed By Israeli Tank

Reuters Cameraman Last Moments Alive Caught On Tape:



GAZA (Reuters) - A Reuters cameraman was killed in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in what appeared to be an Israeli military strike.

Fadel Shana, 23, was covering events in the enclave for the international news agency on a day of intense violence when 16 other Palestinians and three Israeli soldiers were also killed.

Two youths passing by died in the same explosion that killed Shana, witnesses said. The cameraman had stepped from his car to film an Israeli tank dug in several hundred meters (yards) away.

Video from Shana's camera showed the tank opening fire. Two seconds after the shot raises dust around its gun, the tape goes blank -- seemingly at the moment Shana was hit.


It seems like Shana was quite close to the tank and it's very possible the Israeli's mistook his shoulder-mounted camera for an RPG. Still, the mistake seems inexcusable as it resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man. Palestinian journalists have declared a one-day strike for Thursday to protest the incident.

1 comment:

Mark said...

What do you expect to happen in a hostile area such as that. If he wasn't associating with terrorists he would probably still be alive today. Reuters has repeatedly presented videos and pictures taken with insurgents and enemy fighters. If they want to live with them, than they can die with them.