Journalist Issam Abdullah, from Reuters, died on Friday (13) in a bombing in southern Lebanon on the border with Israel. He worked alongside a journalist team in the region that covered developments in the conflict that began on the seventh of this month between Hamas and Israel.
Abdullah was injured during a live broadcast of one of the bombings. The agency said it had begun its own investigation into this case.
The agency said in a statement: “We were deeply saddened when we learned of the killing of our photographer, Essam Abdullah.” “We are urgently seeking further information, working with authorities in the area and supporting Essam’s family and colleagues.”
An explosion on the Israeli border with Lebanon hits the press team
In addition to Abdullah, two journalists from Al Jazeera and another from Agence France-Presse were also injured. Al Jazeera said its team was transferred to the area hospital.
Required by g1Reuters said it still does not know where the bombing that injured the press team came from. There was also no information available about whether the journalists were injured by shrapnel or a missile until the last update of this report.
This moment was recorded live by Reuters news agency. After a strong explosion, a woman screams:
“What’s going on? I can’t feel my legs.”
Al Jazeera journalist Ali Hashem said: “She was wearing a journalistic identification jacket and helmet.”
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