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Wed Jul 23, 2014, 10:22 AM

BBC Arabic reporter attacked on air outside Gaza & shots fired into Al Jazeera office

I can't get details of the Al Jazeera part in and meet the four par. limit.

This sounds a lot like the Bush approach to media in Iraq: if you can't control them, it's open season.

Reporter Feras Khatib, who was wearing a protective vest that indicated he was a member of the press, was shoved midway through his report, apparently by an Israeli, according to BBC Arabic. The attacker was quickly shoved away from Khatib by an unidentified man in a "PRESS" vest.

In an e-mail, a BBC Arabic spokesman said the attack took place during a live report in the Israeli city of Ashkelon. Khatib "was manhandled by an angry Israeli," the statement said, adding: "Feras was unharmed and will continue reporting as normal." The spokesman said the attacker "left immediately after the incident."

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The incident came a day after Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said he wants to ban Al Jazeera from reporting in Israel, according to Haaretz. Lieberman on Monday called the network a "branch of a terrorist organization."

In a statement, Al Jazeera said: "The foreign minister's comments were a direct threat against us and appear to have been taken as a green light for the targeting of our journalists in Gaza. We hold the Israeli authorities fully responsible. They have put the lives of journalists in danger."

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/22/bbc-arabic-reporter-attacked-on-air-outside-gaza/

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Divernan Jul 2014 #1
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Wed Jul 23, 2014, 11:10 AM

1. "Two very precise shots were fired straight into our building."

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]Elsewhere in the region, Al Jazeera's office in Gaza came under fire Tuesday, and the network said Israel was to blame.

"Two very precise shots were fired straight into our building," Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker, reporting from the bureau in Gaza said. "We are high up in the building so we had a very strong vantage point over the area. But we have evacuated."

The incident came a day after Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said he wants to ban Al Jazeera from reporting in Israel, according to Haaretz. Lieberman on Monday called the network a "branch of a terrorist organization."

In a statement, Al Jazeera said: "The foreign minister's comments were a direct threat against us and appear to have been taken as a green light for the targeting of our journalists in Gaza. We hold the Israeli authorities fully responsible. They have put the lives of journalists in danger."

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Wed Jul 23, 2014, 11:11 AM

2. thank you.

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