Friday, December 26, 2008

A Palestinian Arab "journalist" dies

Palestine News Network writes:
Gaza / PNN – The latest victim of the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip is a journalist. Palestinian medical sources report that Hamza Shahin died on Friday from wounds sustained two weeks ago.

The local news photographer was hit during an Israeli air attack on the northern Gaza Strip in mid-December, medical sources said today.

Shahin had been seriously injured in an Israeli attack ostensibly targeting a group of armed resistance members. He died today in a Gaza hospital.

What a tragedy! An innocent journalist murdered by the evil Zionists!

Of course, even the other Palestinian Arab press adds other details. From Ma'an:

A Palestinian fighter affiliated with the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, was pronounced dead on Friday after sustaining wounds in an Israeli artillery strike in the northern Gaza Strip earlier in December.

Shaheen was reportedly injured in an Israeli airstrike, in which two missiles targeted a group of fighters in the Tal Az-Za’ater area of Jabaliyah Refugee Camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

He was apparently firing a homemade projectile toward Sderot, his southern Israeli target, when the Apache helicopter fired toward him and others.
Hamas' own obituary doesn't mention his sterling journalistic credentials, only that he was a "mujahid."

Israel's record of only killing card-carrying terrorists in Gaza since the beginning of November is still intact.

Will Reporters Sans Frontieres condemn Israel for this?