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.

“Yaser was filming with his camera next to me when we heard the sound of gunfire,” Salem said. “He just fell on the ground and said, ‘I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot’.”

The Palestinian journalist syndicate said seven other reporters were injured in Friday’s protest, in what they described as “deliberate crimes committed by the Israeli army”.


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