Comments on: Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana killed in Gaza http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Suzy http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-337135 Sat, 27 Dec 2008 17:25:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-337135 David, Amercan activist Rachael Corrie who was baldozed in israel in 2003 was not poiting weapons at the israeli soldier, she was protecting a family’s house, is that a war zone to you?? hundreds of reporters killed before, on purpose, were doing their job, which Israelis dont seem to like… Remember Lebanon, Qana, the UN shelter bombed by Israeli aircraft in 1996?!!! IT HOUSED WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO HAD FLED THE ISRALEI FIRES!!!! More than 100 of their bodies were ripped into pieces!!!!! What guilt have they committed?? For land they kill, for oil they kill, for elections and political gains they kill, and innocents pay.. IT IS THAT SIMPLE!!! May God have mercy on Fadal’s soul and on the soul’s of all the innocent palestinians, and all the innocents butchered by the ISRAELI tyrany!

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By: Jena Anderson http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-337005 Thu, 04 Dec 2008 21:03:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-337005 Hi my name is Jena Anderson and I work for Global Journalist magazine. We are putting together a tribute to be on our website commemorating the lives of journalists who have been killed in 2008. If anyone knows Fadel Shana personally and would like to share any information or stories about him, or if you could offer up any contacts of someone who knows him personally, I would love to hear from you. We would like to make this tribute as special as possible. You can contact me at jlafyb@mizzou.edu.

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-334837 Fri, 23 May 2008 16:48:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-334837 This tragic episode only goes to reinforce the isolation of Israel and its efforts to dominate this troubled region. I only hope the US with a new government in waiting withdraws the support it has previously afforded them. Whilst we all condemn the attacks by Hamas on Israeli targets, the responses border on criminality. I am convinced that if the cameraman had been of US or UK nationality, the story would have been of higher priority. Sadly another wasted life in this tragic saga.

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By: Daniel http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-334712 Tue, 13 May 2008 09:20:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-334712 Why nobody ever mentions the death of Daniel Pearl?Why nobody ever mentiones kidnaping and slaughtering of journalists by Islamic militant groups?

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By: Random Numbers http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-333865 Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:51:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-333865 If you point a large shoulder-held device at a tank in a war zone, you will be killed. The TC does not have time for close examination. If it were an ATW it would look the same and the only thing the commander can do is shoot fast and hope he doesn’t get the round off.

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By: Nu'man El-Bakri http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-333852 Mon, 21 Apr 2008 09:29:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-333852 An organization of veteran IDF soldiers has collected hundreds of testimonies of troops who served in the Occupied Territories. ‘Breaking the Silence’ exposes the horrors Palestinians face under occupation by encouraging soldiers to speak out. Below is the link to their website:

http://www.shovrimshtika.org/about_e.asp

Studies have been conducted in order to try and explain the IDF’s violent behavior towards the Palestinians. Nufar Yishai-Karin, a clinical psychologist at Hebrew University published a disturbing report. She found that Many IDF troops actually enjoyed the destruction and choas they brought onto the civilian population. One soldier operating in Gaza put it this way:

‘The most important thing is that it removes the burden of the law from you. You feel that you are the law. You are the law. You are the one who decides… As though from the moment you leave the place that is called Eretz Yisrael [the Land of Israel] and go through the Erez checkpoint into the Gaza Strip, you are the law. You are God’

Israeli society feels very uncomfortable with what is happening in their name. Yet they prefer to shrug it off when incidents of brutality are reported. These atrocities are not few and far between but occur on a daily basis. Based on the testimonies, it is clear that many IDF troops have suffered psychological and emotional trauma as a result of their actions. The moral corruption within the IDF is in danger of spreading even further if it does not seriously address this problem.

One hopes that Fadel Shana’s tragic death may act as a catalyst for other soldiers to speak out against the brutal occupation.

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By: Carter http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-333851 Mon, 21 Apr 2008 07:26:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-333851 I have a reason to believe that he was purposely killed just like other jounalists who attempt to convey an accurate picture of who the “real” terrorists are(Israelis). They don’t want the world to see their barbaric killings of civilians, young and old. But I urge Reuters to emphasize this headline and show the “real” picture of whats going on in Gaza.

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By: Carter http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-333850 Mon, 21 Apr 2008 07:19:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-333850 It was The Israelis that killed him and because it would be antisemitic to condemn Israel for its killing, the story will not find lots of puplicity. What is sad is that those who killed him and killed thousands of children will never be called terrorist. Shame on Israel and those who support that terrorist state blindly.

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By: sinohog http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-333848 Sun, 20 Apr 2008 16:58:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-333848 This has happened to too many journalists to be an accident. I don’t think the Isrealies understand the meaning of the phrase, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Even if the hand sends a Muslim out to cover a story in an objective professional way what is going on, this is outrageous, and probably racist behavior on the part of Israel as peace loving Muslims were probably outraged by this. They just poured gasoline on the fire. In fairness, American soldiers have done similar things: killed unarmed Iraqis in cold blood. That was attributed to battle fatigue in some cases, in others cold blooded murder. They must submit to a thorough investigation to find out what their motive was in deliberately pointing a tank at an unarmed journalist and firing. Did they believe that he was really going to shoot at them with some sort of tank killing rocket and was hiding behind the press logo? I’m skeptical but an investigation needs to be done.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/comment-page-1/#comment-333832 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:34:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/04/17/reuters-cameraman-fadel-shana-killed-in-gaza/#comment-333832 Stop pointing objects at Israeli tanks when you are in a war zone. It’s that simple.

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