News, April 2008
Reuters Cameraman, Fadhil Shana'a, Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces
Haniya calls for filing a lawsuit against Israel for its crimes against media
[ 17/04/2008 - 08:03 AM ]
Ismail Haniya, the premier of the caretaker government, extended his condolences to the family of slain cameraman Fadhil Shana'a and the Reuters news agency, calling on all international institutions concerned with the rights of journalists to hasten to expose Israel's crimes against the media and file a lawsuit against it.
Reuters published the details of the death of its cameraman Shana'a after he was targeted by an Israeli occupation tank projectile Wednesday evening in the central Gaza Strip.
According to Reuters, an Israeli occupation tank fired a shell at Shna'a as he was getting off his car to cover the Israeli invasion and aggression in the Johr Al-Deek area, while his colleague Wafa Abu Mazeed who works as a sound technician for the same news agency survived, but is being treated for shock.
The Palestinian journalist bloc stated that the assassination of Shana'a was premeditated in order to prevent any exposure of the Israeli criminal war against Gaza by media outlets, pointing out that this was not the first time in which Israel targeted media workers where its warplanes and tanks had already targeted them during the last massacre in Gaza and during Al-Aqsa Intifada.
Reuters said Shana'a was not married and enjoyed popularity among the news coverage team in the Gaza Strip which was honored last month by the British Royal Television Society for covering the events in the Palestinian arena.
Reuters Cameraman Fadhil Shana'a Buried
There were two coffins in the funeral procession
for Reuters cameraman Fadhil Shana'a, one carried his lifeless corpse
and the other his camera and his protective vest.
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