Israeli Defence Minister Lieberman: No Innocent Civilians in Gaza

No Palestinians taking part in the Great March of Return are innocent, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said yesterday, referring to the protesters as Hamas members.

Lieberman slammed calls for an investigation in to the fatal shooting by Israel of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja saying: The demand to investigate the shootingis hypocrisy.

On Friday, Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja was shot in the abdomenwhile covering the protests near Gaza’s border with Israel. At the time he was wearing a blue flak jacket with the word PRESS clearly written on it. He died from his wounds in hospitals the following day.

His company, Ain Media, has denied Israel’s claims that he was operating a camera drone when he was shot.

One of the company’s producers, Rushdi Al-Sarraj, published a photograph of Murtaja taken moments before he was shot by an Israeli sniper. In it, Murtaja can be seen holding a camera and taking pictures of the protests during what has been dubbed as the Friday of Tyres.

Source: Palestine Chronicle