Demand for probe into Israeli killing of cameraman

The International Federation of Journalists is demanding an investigation into what it calls the “deliberate” killing by Israeli soldiers of a Palestinian cameraman, writes Wale Azeez.

The IFJ says the shooting of Nazih Darwazeh, filming on the West Bank on Saturday, “provides fresh evidence that the lives of Palestinian media staff are recklessly being put at risk by Israeli forces”.

Darwazeh, a freelance, was filming clashes between youths and Israeli soldiers outside his Nablus home for Palestine TV.

“He was wearing brightly coloured, unmistakable clothing clearly marked ‘press’. It’s impossible to ignore the evidence of soldiers deliberately targeting journalists,” said an IFJ spokeswoman. Aidan White, IFJ general secretary, added: “This shocking incident demands a full investigation. It must be more than the usual military whitewash.”

Wale Azeez

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