At least nine journalists have been injured reporting from Gaza during Monday’s “massacre,” bringing the total number of reporters wounded by IDF gunfire so far to more than 20, in addition to two fatalities.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) list eight journalists who were injured while covering Monday’s protest in Gaza during the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem. It cites reports from the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, social media and local news outlets. The International Federation of Journalists estimates the figure to be as high as 13.
Among those injured by Israeli gunfire are photojournalist Omar Hamdan, Al Jazeera journalist Wael Dahdouh, journalist Farhan Hashem Abu Hadayd, local reporter Abdullah al-Shorbagi, cameraman Mohammed Abu Dahrouj, community radio reporter Nihad Fuadand and Yasser Qdeih.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 14, 2018
Qdeih was critically wounded and remains in intensive care after undergoing surgery in East Jerusalem on Tuesday. Also injured were Itehad cameraman Mohammed al-Duwaik and AJ correspondent Hoda Abdel Hamid, who was reportedly hospitalized after an Israeli drone targeted a group of journalists with a tear gas canister.
Targeting journalists won’t make the Gaza problem go away : pic.twitter.com/vmAFyVv5zX
— Hoda Abdel-Hamid (@HodaAH) May 15, 2018
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