Journalist shot by Israeli Army succumbs to his injuries

A Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja,a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, who was shot by the Israeli Army in the stomach succumbed to his injuries.

A report in the Al Jazeera said that Murtaja, 30, was hit despite wearing a blue flak jacket marked with the word “press”, discerning him as a journalist.

Hosam Salem, a photographer at the scene of the incident told Al Jazeera on Friday that he witnessed Murtaja drop to the ground after he was shot by Israeli forces.

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