Reuters journalist killed in Lebanon by targeted strike - RSF
Sunday 29 October 2023
The killing of Reuters visuals journalist Issam Abdallah (photo) in Lebanon was the result of a targeted strike from the direction of the Israeli border, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Sunday.
"According to the ballistic analysis carried out by RSF, the shots came from the east of where the journalists were standing; from the direction of the Israeli border," the Paris-based organisation said. "Two strikes in the same place in such a short space of time (just over 30 seconds), from the same direction, clearly indicate precise targeting.”
The Israeli military has said it does not deliberately target journalists and that it is investigating the 13 October incident. Reuters has asked the Israel Defence Forces for comment on the RSF report. ■