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Unesco urges probe in Palestinian journalist's killing


Paris, April 30 (IANS/AKI) cultural organisation on Monday urged an investigation of the killing of Palestinian Ahmed Abu Hussein, who died last week from gunshot wounds he received in on April 13.

"I condemn the killing of

"I trust that the authorities will investigate this crime. Journalists must not fear for their lives as they carry out their work, which is essential to democracy and rule of law," said

Abu Hussein, a for the Gaza-based community radio, Sawt al-Shaab, was shot in the abdomen in northern while he was covering protests in the city of Jabalia, according to news reports citing officials.

He was the second to die from sustained while covering the protests in that began on March 30 over Israel's refusal to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their pre-1948 homes, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists watchdog.

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces during the protests and hundreds wounded.

At least seven Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in the on Friday as the Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to try to disperse protesters, the CPJ reported, citing the Palestinian Syndicate and three journalists the CPJ said it interviewed.

A total 18 journalists have been killed in the Palestinian territories since 1992, according to the CPJ.



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First Published: Mon, April 30 2018. 22:52 IST