Friday, July 6, 2007

Israel shoots Palestinian journalist as he lays on the ground, clearly wounded.

Video is at:

"a cameraman working under fire for Hamas's Al-Aqsa television had both legs amputated. Imad Ghanem, 23, was first hit by a shell and then by two bullets fired into his crumpled body as it lay on the ground, medics said."

--Israel kills eleven in Gaza, July 6, 2007
"Brisbane Times" (Australia), on the Web at:


"A Hamas cameraman who was injured by what witnesses said was a tank shell was seen later being shot in the legs from afar as he lay on the ground."

--Israel kills seven militants in Gaza raid, July 6, 2007, on the Web at:


"Al Jazeera footage showed Imad Ghanem, a cameraman for Hamas's Al Aqsa television network, lying on the ground after being hit, with his camera thrown beside him. He could then be seen getting shot twice more while lying on the ground. Medical sources in Gaza reported that both his legs later had to be amputated and he is in critical condition.

"An IDF source said yesterday that Ghanem had been in the first line of fire and was not wearing a vest indicating that he was a member of the press. The source added that the man was probably not a card-carrying reporter, and that his footage would probably be used for Hamas propaganda, not news."

IDF kills at least 11 in Gaza Strip operation"
"Ha'aretz", July 5, 2007, on the Web at:


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