Israel kills UK cameraman in Gaza
- Israeli gunfire kills UK cameraman in Gaza
Israelis kill Hamas leader, 11 others
GAZA CITY, May 1: The Israeli army killed 12 Palestinians,
including a two-year-old child and its target, a wanted Hamas
militant chief, on Thursday in a huge raid on Gaza City, the day
after the release of a new peace plan.
Hamas leader Yusef Abu Hin, 38, and his brothers Ayman, 30, and
Mahmud, 29, also members of the hardline faction, died when troops
dynamited the four-storey building where they had held out for 15
hours under the fire of Israeli tanks, infantry and helicopter
gunships which killed nine other people.....(AFP)
Israeli gunfire kills UK cameraman in Gaza
By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters AlertNet, 2 May 2003
Israeli forces demolishing a Palestinian home in the southern Gaza
Strip shot dead a British documentary cameraman on Friday, Israel
Radio said. It said troops failed to revive James Miller after he was
hit during a night-time exchange of fire with Palestinian gunmen in
Rafah, a flashpoint refugee camp on the border with Egypt.
Palestinian witnesses said the shooting was unprovoked and that
Miller was shot despite identifying himself as a foreign journalist.
"We got close to the area and filmed, but we couldn't leave because
an (Israeli) tank was around 100 metres (yards) from where we stood,"
Abdel-Rahman Abdullah, a freelance Palestinian journalist who saw the
incident, told Reuters by telephone.
"We were very visible to the troops, with a white flag and 'TV'
markings on our vests, but still the troops opened fire, hitting
James Miller," he said.
An Israeli military source denied that any foreigners were targeted,
and said troops fired only after an anti-tank missile was fired at
their vehicles, causing no damage.
The Palestinian home targeted for demolition concealed a tunnel used
by militants to smuggle arms from Egypt, the military source said.
A spokesman for the British embassy in Tel Aviv said he was aware of
the incident but declined to give details.
Dozens of foreign journalists have fallen casualty while reporting on
the Palestinian uprising for independence in the West Bank and Gaza,
which erupted in September 2000.
Abdullah said Miller and two colleagues were in Rafah making a
documentary on how children had been affected by the violence. [SC]
This article originally appeared on Reuters AlertNet
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