State of Palestine: Journalist killed in border clashes laid to rest in Gaza

A funeral was held for slain Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja in Gaza on Saturday. Murtaja died after being hit by Israeli gunfire while covering the March of Return protest at the border with Israel on Friday, health officials say. He was one of several journalists said to have been hit during the demonstrations. Murtaja’s body was carried to the Omari mosque, where thousands had gathered... Еще to mourn the 31-year old’s passing. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the journalist as a «martyr» who conveyed, «truth to all the world with camera, article, pen and courage.» A photographer at Ain Media agency, Murtaja was shot in the stomach, despite wearing a bulletproof vest with the words ‘Press.' He later died of his wounds in hospital. According to the Palestinian Syndicate of Journalists, a further seven journalists were injured during Friday’s protests. In a statement, the Israeli military said that it «does not intend to shoot at journalists» and has since opened an investigation into the incident. The six-week long ‘March of Return’ is a campaign by Palestinians who are calling for the return of land which is now claimed by Israel.

Самое интересное

Новости партнеров

ТемыВсе темы