In addition to the cameraman who died, six other members of the news teams sent to the area by Reuters, AFP and Al Jazeera were injured, the three media outlets said.
The death of Reuters news agency cameraman Issam Abdullah in southern Lebanon, where he was covering the developments, attests to the enormous risk of the war between Israel and Hamas “spreading” into Lebanese territory, the Secretary-General of the United Nations warned on Friday. Antonio Guterres.
In addition to the cameraman who died, six other members of the news teams sent to the area by Reuters, AFP and Al Jazeera were injured, the three media outlets said. The journalists were near the village of Alma es Sab when they were hit by cross-border shelling, an injured AFP journalist said.
An AFP source in Lebanon’s security forces said the Israeli shelling followed an attempted Palestinian infiltration from the Lebanese side.
Two other members of the Reuters team, Thaer al-Sudani and Maher Nazeh, were injured and required medical treatment, the agency said, adding that it was trying to gather “more information” about what happened.
AFP photojournalist Christina Assi and cameraman Dylan Collins were also injured and taken to a hospital in Tyre.
Al Jazeera’s Carmen Juhadar and Eli Brahia were also injured when their vehicle was hit “by Israeli shelling,” they said.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati denounced in a statement that “journalists have been targeted by the Israeli enemy as part of its ongoing attack against Lebanese soil.”
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