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Israel to Probe Killing of Reuters Journalist

HeadlineApr 21, 2008

Meanwhile, the Israeli military has announced it will investigate the death of a Reuters cameraman who was killed last week by an Israel tank. Human Rights Watch has said the journalist, Fadel Shana, may have been deliberately targeted by an Israeli tank crew. Shana was traveling in a vehicle clearly marked as belonging to media workers when he came under attack. Human Rights Watch’s Middle East director Joe Stork said, “Israeli soldiers did not make sure they were aiming at a military target before firing, and there is evidence suggesting they actually targeted the journalists.” Shana’s final piece of footage showed an Israeli tank firing a shell just before the camera went black. Other journalists who arrived at the scene shortly after the shelling also said they came under tank fire.

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