UNESCO calls for better protection of journalists after Gaza killing
Mr. Shanaa, 25, died on 16 April after a missile hit the vehicle in which he and sound engineer Wafa Barbakh were travelling in while filming the actions of Israeli tanks near the Al-Barij refugee camp. Mr. Barbakh was injured in the incident.
The vehicle is reported to have been clearly marked with the word “Press” to indicate it was being used by journalists.
“I trust the Israeli authorities will spare no effort in investigating the circumstances surrounding the attack on Mr Shanaa’s vehicle,” said Mr. Matsuura. “It is important that due regard be paid to the safety of journalists, at all times and under all circumstances.”