Reuters: Israeli shell killed cameraman


Reuters said that one of its cameramen who was killed in the Gaza Strip was hit by an Israeli tank shell.

Fadel Shana died along with two other Palestinian civilians Wednesday as he tried to film fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas gunmen in central Gaza.

Footage from Shana’s camera showed an Israeli tank firing a shell in his direction before the image went blank.

Reuters reported Thursday that a Palestinian autopsy had determined Shana suffered injuries consistent with the deadly darts scattered by “flechette” tank shells.

Israeli military officials voiced remorse for the journalist’s death but noted that he had been working in a war zone. There was no immediate word from the military on whether the incident would be investigated.


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