Palestinian journalist shot dead by Israeli sniper while wearing press vest

Photo of Palestinian journalist shot dead by Israeli sniper while wearing press vest
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Mortally wounded Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja, 31, is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at the Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip April 6, 2018. Picture taken April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja, 30, would later die in hospital from the wound (Picture: Reuters)

A Palestinian journalist was shot dead by Israeli forces while wearing a clearly visible press vest.

Yaser Murtaja, 30, was the 29th Palestinian killed in the week-long protests in Gaza.

Photos showed Murtaja lying wounded on a stretcher wearing a protective vest marked ‘PRESS’ in large black capital letters.

He was shot in the side of his abdomen and later died from his wound in… Read the full story

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