icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Second Palestinian journalist dies after being shot by IDF

A second Palestinian journalist has died after being shot by an Israeli sniper while covering the ‘March of Return.’ Ahmed Abou Hussein succumbed to his injuries Wednesday after being shot on April 13.

The photojournalist, 25, was reportedly hit in the stomach during the third week of the protest. Israel’s 1-24 News, citing the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, reported that he was one of a number of journalists wounded that week. Hussein’s death was confirmed by the Gaza Health Ministry on social media.

Hussein is the second member of the media to be shot by an Israeli sniper since the protests began. Journalist Yasser Murtaja was killed on April 7 despite pictures showing “PRESS” emblazoned across the front of his protective jacket.

Responding to questions from RT about Murtaja’s death and reports that IDF soldiers targeted members of the media, a defense spokesperson said: "The IDF does not intentionally target journalists. The circumstances in which journalists were allegedly hit by IDF fire are not familiar to the IDF, and are being looked into."

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.

Podcasts