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Israel's bombing of Gaza journalists 'heinous crime'

Nov. 20, 2012 8:38 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 8:38 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian press freedom group Mada on Tuesday slammed the killing of two Palestinian journalists in Gaza City as a "heinous crime."

Mahmoud al-Koumi and Husam Salameh, both working for al-Aqsa TV, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a car near al-Wihda towers in Gaza City on Tuesday evening.

Two others were injured in the strike, medics said.

Mada said the journalists were traveling in an Al-Aqsa TV car marked with a press sign. Both men were 30-years-old and the father of four children.

The group condemned the strike as a "heinous crime ... (and) a flagrant breach of the international conventions that protect journalists."

Mada lawyer Karem Nashwan said that Salamah and Al-Komi appeared to have been traveling to Shifa hospital at the time of their death, to report on casualties from Israel's intense bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

The group demanded an international investigation into the killings, and for accountability for crimes committed against journalists.

"Israeli impunity for its crimes against journalists encouraged them to commit more of them," Mada said.
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