#GazaUnderAttack | 2 journalists killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

Palestinians gather around a destroyed car hit by an Israeli airstrike in
Gaza City Nov., 20, 2012. (Reuters/Ali Hassan)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Two Palestinian journalists were killed in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City Tuesday evening, after media buildings were hit by Israeli warplanes two days in a row.

Mahmoud al-Koumi and Husam Salameh, both working for al-Aqsa TV, were killed in the airstrike on a car near al-Wihda towers in the city.

Two others were injured in the strike, medics said.

The bombing came as a Hamas official said an agreement to cease hostilities would come into effect at midnight.

Twenty-one Palestinians, including two children, were killed on Tuesday, the seventh day of Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Since Israel’s assassination of a Hamas commander on Wednesday, 138 Palestinians have been killed, and over 900 injured. Three Israelis died in a rocket attack last Thursday.

Israeli jets continued to pound the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, as rockets flew into southern Israel, wounding five soldiers. Hamas’ military wing claimed responsibility for firing rockets at Jerusalem, and two missiles were witnessed landing nearby in the West Bank.

Media attacks

Israel drew widespread local and international condemnation for its bombing media complexes in Gaza City.

On Sunday morning, Israel bombed two media buildings — including one which houses Ma’an’s Gaza office — injuring six journalists.

On Monday, Israeli warplanes again fired missiles at one of the same media offices in Gaza City, injuring two journalists – Al Arabiya cameraman Ahmed al-Ridi and Ahmed al-Achkar of Houna Al-Quds TV.

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said the latest target was Ramez Harb, head of media for the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, who was killed in the airstrike.

Regev maintained that the army could not treat Al-Aqsa TV employees as “legitimate journalists” like BBC or Al Jazeera employees.

New York Times correspondent Jodi Rudoren ‏wrote on Twitter that al-Koumi and Salameh had been traveling in the car behind a Times fixer in a marked vehicle.

Reporters Without Borders earlier condemned Israel’s attacks on the news media and dismissed Regev’s explanations.

“Attacks on civilian targets are war crimes and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions,” secretary Christophe Deloire said. “Those responsible must be identified.”

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Killing another Journalist in the Attack on a car in the Middle of #Gaza. Director of Educational AlQuds Radio.

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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





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