Israeli Sniper Targets, Kills Journalist in "PRESS" Vest

Clay Curtis
April 9, 2018

At the same time, the European Union justified Israel's use of force "when defending its legitimate security interests", but urged that it commit violence against Palestinians with "proportionality".

Palestinian resistance faction Hamas on Saturday condemned the US for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution calling for an investigation into Israel's acts of violence in the Gaza Strip. Their deaths raised Friday's death toll to nine.

Murtaja, 30, was the co-founder of Ain media, a local TV production company that has done projects, including aerial drone video, for foreign media clients such as the BBC and Al Jazeera English.

Lieberman said, "from the standpoint of the [Israeli Defence Force] soldiers, they did what had to be done", further adding, he thinks, "all of our troops deserve a commendation".

Tonge criticized the absence of her fellow members of the House of Lords from the demonstration and their unwillingness to take any appropriate measures to stop the massacres committed against the Palestinians.

In a visit to Khuzaa camp on Friday, Yahya Sinwar, Hamas' Gaza chief, told the gathered crowd that the "Israeli plan of starvation and siege" had "failed to incite the Palestinian people against the resistance".

The IDF's commanding officer of the southern command, Eyal Zamir, said: "What we faced and what we are facing at the end of the day is a violent riot that includes attempts to carry out terror attacks and a hostile sabotage". "Circumstances related to the incident are being reviewed".

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It is reported that the Palestinian press association denounced the murder of Murtaja, and announced plans to contact the International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding the matter.

Yasser Murtaja's body was taken from hospital to his home in Gaza City on Saturday morning.

"The target was very clearly journalists", Motazem said.

Gaza health officials say a well-known Palestinian journalist has died from a gunshot wound sustained while covering demonstrations near the Israeli border.

For a second consecutive Friday, on March 30 and April 6, Israeli forces used live ammunition, killing 31 and injuring about 3000 peaceful Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza.

The European Union also laid the blame on Palestinians, albeit more subtly than the USA administration.

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