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Reuters Cameraman, Fadel Shana, Killed by Flechette Shell from Tank

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Tank shell that sprays deadly darts killed cameraman in Gaza, say doctors

from The Independent
By Donald Macintyre in central Gaza
Friday, 18 April 2008

According to doctors who examined the body of the 23 -year-old Palestinian Reuters cameraman at Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital, it was controversial darts like those, flechettes, fired from an Israeli tank shell that explodes in the air, that caused his death. X-rays displayed to Reuters showed several of the flechettes embedded in the dead man’s chest and legs, and more were found in his flak jacket, clearly emblazoned, like his vehicle, with “TV” and “Press” signs.

if you watch the upper edge of the screen in the video, you will see the shell explode just before the camera goes black.

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Written by mudshark

April 18, 2008 at 5:06 am

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