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Slain Palestinian Journalist Remembered in Gaza

HeadlineApr 24, 2008

The slain Palestinian journalist Fadel Shana was remembered Wednesday at a ceremony in the Gaza Strip. Shana was working as a cameraman for Reuters when an Israeli tank attacked his vehicle earlier this month. His final piece of footage shows the tank firing a shell just before the camera went black. Other journalists who arrived at the scene also said they came under tank fire. On Wednesday, Reuters bureau chief Alastair Macdonald paid tribute to Shana’s memory.

Alastair Macdonald: “He was surrounded here in Gaza by much suffering and chose to turn his eye on a daily basis on sights that few of us could bare to see in a lifetime. And yet, Fadel’s gentle focus on all that was beautiful in the world is among our strongest memories of him.”

Five Palestinian civilians were also killed in the attack that took Shana’s life.

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