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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Breaking: Speaking of danger to foreign reporters.... UPDATED

Five people, including a foreign journalist, have been killed in Gaza after Hamas had a work accident while trying to dismantle an Israeli missile dud.
Hamas emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra stated that in addition to the five dead, there are several more who are seriously wounded.
"A number of explosives experts were killed while dismantling a missile in Beit Lahiya. Among them was a foreign journalist," Hamas Interior Ministry spokesperson Iyad al-Buzam told AFP.
A foreign journalist was an explosives expert? Was he a member of Hamas too?
Muayin al-Masri, a spokesperson for Kamal Adwan hospital, confirmed that the five dead included four Gaza residents and a foreign national. He added that five others were wounded, three of them in critical condition.
The journalist, whose identity remains unspecified, was reporting on the dismantling from the scene; his fixer was likewise killed, and another local journalist working with him was badly wounded in the blast, according to an AFP correspondent in Gaza.
The IDF has not struck the Hamas terror enclave of Gaza since the current 72-hour ceasefire went into effect on Sunday at midnight, meaning the missile would have been sitting in Gaza at least two days.
In any event, the reports hint at a wanton disregard for human life by the terrorist organization, given that in dismantling the missile casualties among those not involved in the actual dismantling, such as journalists, could have been avoided by distancing the public from the missile.
Something tells me we're going to find out that the journalist was from AFP....


I was wrong. The dead journalist was an Italian working for AP.

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