Reuters videographer Issam Abdallah who was killed in Israeli shelling of southern Lebanon, was laid to relaxation in his hometown in a funeral procession attended by a whole bunch of individuals
ByThe Related Press
October 14, 2023, 8:09 AM
KHIAM, Lebanon — Reuters videographer Issam Abdallah who was killed in Israeli shelling of southern Lebanon, was laid to relaxation in his hometown Saturday in a funeral procession attended by a whole bunch of individuals.
Draped in a Lebanese flag, Abdallah’s physique was carried on a stretcher by means of the streets of his southern city of Khiam, from his household’s residence to the native cemetery.
Dozens of journalists and Lebanese lawmakers attended the funeral.
Abdallah was killed Friday night close to the village of Alma al-Shaab in south Lebanon when an Israeli shell landed on a gathering of worldwide journalists masking alternate of fireside alongside the border between Israeli troops and members of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group.
Lebanon’s Overseas Ministry requested Beirut’s mission to the United Nations to file a criticism towards Israel over Friday’s shelling calling it a “flagrant violation and against the law towards freedom of opinion and press.” The assertion was carried by the state-run Nationwide Information Company.
Israeli navy spokesperson Lt. Col. Richard Hecht instructed the Related Press in Jerusalem Saturday: “We’re conscious of the incident with the Reuters journalist and we’re wanting into it.”
Hecht didn’t affirm that the journalists had been hit by Israeli shells, however referred to as the incident “tragic,” including, “we’re very sorry for his demise.”
Reuters mentioned in a press release that two of its journalists, Thaer Al-Sudani and Maher Nazeh, had been wounded in the identical shelling whereas Qatar’s Al-Jazeera TV, mentioned its cameraman Elie Brakhya and reporter Carmen Joukhadar, bought wounded as effectively.
France’s worldwide information company, Agence France-Presse, mentioned two of its journalists had been additionally wounded: photographer Christina Assi, and video journalist Dylan Collins.
AFP reported Saturday that photographer Christina Assi was in want of blood donations on the American College Medical Heart in Beirut the place she was hospitalized.
The Lebanon-Israel border has been witnessing sporadic acts of violence since Saturday’s shock assault by the militant Palestinian group Hamas on southern Israel.
Journalists from numerous international locations have been flocking to Lebanon to watch the scenario as tensions have been escalating between Hezbollah and Israel.