The attack claimed the life of videographer Issam Abdallah, the Reuters news agency confirmed on Friday...
Digital Desk: At least one journalist has been killed and six others injured in shelling by Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, including two Al Jazeera reporters, according to witness at the spot.
The attack claimed the life of videographer Issam Abdallah, the Reuters news agency confirmed on Friday.
Reuters released a statement in which it stated that it was "urgently seeking more information, cooperating with regional authorities, and supporting Issam's family and colleagues." According to the statement, Thaer Al-Sudani and Maher Nazeh, two more Reuters journalists, also suffered injuries.
Reporter Carmen Joukhadar and cameraman Elie Brakhia, according to Al Jazeera, both sustained injuries.
"The tank shell immediately struck them. It was horrible. From Alma al-Shaab, Lebanon, saying, I can't explain, I can't describe it", Al Jazeera correspondent Ali Hashem reported on the scene there adding that the team of reporters had been recognized as press.
In a statement, Al Jazeera Media Network said that Israeli forces had "again attempted to silence the media by targeting journalists," this time with a missile fired at an Al Jazeera crew and other reporters in southern Lebanon who were plainly identifiable.
"Israel's targeting of the Al Jazeera team is a blatant disregard of international safety standards that clearly distinguish the press, as they shelled and burned an Al Jazeera broadcast vehicle despite our crew's presence alongside other international media in an agreed-upon location," the network stated.