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Palestinian Journalist Dies of Wounds Sustained in Israeli Shooting at Protesters in Eastern Khan Younis

07-04-2018 06:07

At 1:20am on Saturday, 7 April 2018, doctors at Naser hospital announced the death of Yaser Abdulrahman Mustafa Murtaja, a 31-year old resident of Gaza city who works for Ain Media company. Murtaja’s death was resulted from his wound by live fire, which he sustained in the abdomen at 1:45pm on Friday, 6 April 2018. He was wounded during his coverage of a demonstration in the east of Khuzaa in eastern Khan Younis. At the time he was admitted to Naser hospital, his case was critical and he was referred to the intensive care unit, in which he stayed until the announcement of his death. Yaser was about 150-200 meters away from the border fence when he was shot. He was wearing both a bulletproofblue jacket marked with the word “press” and a blue helmet.

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