Journalist Shot by IOF During Gaza Border Protest Dies of Wounds

photojournalist Ahmed Abu Hussin, who was gravely injured last Friday while documenting the March of Return, succumbed to his wounds Wednesday afternoon, Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said.

The 25-year-old Abu Hassin was working as a photojournalist for a local news agency since he graduated high school.

Abu Hussin was shot in the stomach by an Israeli sniper despite the fact that he was stationed at a permissible distance from the border fence. On Sunday, two days after he was shot, Israel gave Abu Hussin permission to get to a hospital in Ramallah where he could receive medical treatment.

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said in a statement PNN received that Israeli occupation authorities and their leaders are fully responsible for this ongoing crime against journalists.

The  Syndicate reiterates its efforts to prosecute the leaders of the occupation for their crimes against journalists, especially the deliberate and documented killing of journalists Ahmad Abu Hussein and Yasser Murtaja.

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate called upon all journalists to participate in the funeral of the martyr after thursday prayers at his residence in Jabalya refugee camp and for the extensive participation in the symbolic funeral at the same time (1 pm) Ramallah.

Abu Hussin is the second journalist to be killed by Israeli fire since the weekly protests at the border started at the end of March.

Yaser Murtaja, 30, was shot and killed while wearing a protective jacket labeled “PRESS” on April 7.

Four other journalists were injured by live fire during the demonstrations, one of them critically.