Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cameraman among 20 dead as violence in Gaza escalates

By Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem
The Independent

".....The Reuters cameraman, Fadal Shanaa, 23, was apparently killed in an air strike. Associated Press reported that fellow cameramen who rushed to the scene saw the Reuters Jeep on fire and the dead man lying next to the vehicle alongside other casualties. The witnesses said that Mr Shanaa's vehicle had press markings and that he was also wearing a flak jacket identifying him as a journalist. The Reuters news agency quoted Hamas and medical officials as saying that 11 of the 17 killed by the Israeli military were civilians. The Israeli military said it targeted militant gunmen but was "checking" reports that non-combatants were among the dead......"

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