VARIOUS: FUNERAL OF PALESTINIAN JOURNALIST SHOT BY ISRAELI'S/ SCUFFLES WITH POLICE & DEMONSTRATORS/...
- Title: VARIOUS: FUNERAL OF PALESTINIAN JOURNALIST SHOT BY ISRAELI'S/ SCUFFLES WITH POLICE & DEMONSTRATORS/ SECURITY BLOWS UP CAR FILLED WITH EXPLOSIVES
- Date: 13th July 2002
- Summary: (U4) JENIN, WEST BANK (JULY 13, 2002) (REUTERS) VARIOUS, BODY OF ABU ZAHRA BEING CARRIED IN HOUSE EXT, VARIOUS, JOURNALIST HOLDING POSTERS SAYING "KEEP YOUR TANKS AWAY FROM OUR CAMERAS" SMV PALESTINIANS AND FOREIGNERS HOLDING BANNERS SAYING "THEY ARE KILLING JOURNALISTS TO HIDE THEIR CRIMES" SLV HUNDREDS OF PALESTINIAN MARCHING IN STREET WITH BODY OF ABU ZAHRA SMV JOURNALISTS CARRYING BODY OF ABU ZAHRA SMV SAID DAHLA, OTHER REPORTER WOUNDED IN INCIDENT, SITTING IN WHEEL CHAIR AT PROCESSION VARIOUS, MORE OF PEOPLE IN FUNERAL, WAVING BANNERS AND FLAG AND CHANTING WIDE OF MOURNERS AT CEMETERY SMV ABU ZAHRA BEING BURIED WIDE OF MOURNERS STANDING AT CEMETERY (W5) JERUSALEM (JULY 13, 2002) (REUTERS) WIDE OF FOREIGN PROTESTERS STANDING OUTSIDE AL QUDS UNIVERSITY HOLDING BANNERS AGAINST CLOSURE OF SARI NUSSEIBEH'S OFFICE SMV DEMONSTRATORS STANDING NEAR AL QUDS UNIVERSITY WITH EUROPEAN UNION FLAG AND BANNER READING " STOP OCCUPATION" SMV DEMONSTRATORS CHANTING SMV WOMAN PROTESTER STANDING/ HOLDING BANNER SMV OTHER DEMONSTRATORS IN FRONT OF UNIVERSITY SCU DEMONSTRATOR HOLDING POSTER WHICH SAYS: 'SHARON'S ARMY OUT OF PALESTINE' SMV PROTESTERS CHANTING VARIOUS, DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING WITH LINKED ARMS, BORDER POLICE PUSHING DEMONSTRATORS BACK/SCUFFLES (3 SHOTS) SMV POLICE KICKING DEMONSTRATOR VARIOUS, POLICE PULLING MAN AWAY FROM CROWD AND THEN TRYING TO DRAG PROTESTORS APART (3 SHOTS) VARIOUS, POLICE ON LOUD SPEAKER / BORDER POLICE ON HORSEBACK RIDING PAST WIDE OF MEDIA FILMING POLICE AND PROTESTORS SLV PALESTINIAN DEMONSTRATOR BEING TAKEN AWAY BY POLICE AND BUNDLED INTO POLICE VAN TOPSHOT OF DEMONSTRATION SLV.SMV FOREIGN DEMONSTRATORS WALKING AWAY
- Reuters ID: LVACO12UBPRT9EBQU2X2ELM89R95
- Location: JENIN AND CHECKPOINT SOUTH OF QALQILYA, WEST BANK /JERUSALEM
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Duration: 00:03:20
- Topics: Communications,Politics
- Story Text: Palestinians in the West Bank have marched at the funeral of a Palestinian reporter who was shot by the Israeli army.
Meanwhile in Jerusalem scuffles have erupted between Israeli police and demonstrators protesting against Israel's' closure of top PLO official Sari Nussiebeh's office.
And an army spokeswoman has said soldiers discovered a car packed with explosives trying to pass into Israel at a checkpoint south of Qalqilya -- one of the seven Palestinian-ruled cities the army re-occupied last month following two suicide bombings in Jerusalem.
Thirty-five-year-old Imad Abu Zahra, a Palestinian freelance reporter was buried in the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday (July 13).
He died of his wounds on Friday (July 12), a day after he was shot by Israeli troops as they re-imposed a curfew in Jenin without warning.
Said Dahla, a Palestinian photographer was also lightly wounded in the incident.
An army spokesman said the men were shot after two of its armoured vehicles were disabled in a collision with an electricity pole, attracting a crowd of angry, armed Palestinians.
In Paris, the media watchdog group Reporters sans Frontieres (Reporters without Borders) said it had added Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to its list of enemies of press freedoms following Abu Zahra's death.
Others branded predators of the press by RSF include Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Cuban President Fidel Castro and the Palestinian security services.
The Israeli military says its soldiers are under orders not to harm journalists.
Jenin is one of seven Palestinian-ruled cities which was reoccupied by Israeli troops following two suicide bombings in Jerusalem last month.
Meanwhile scuffles erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians and foreign demonstrators who gathered in front of Al Quds University in Jerusalem on Saturday (July 13) protesting against Israel's closure of Sari Nussiebeh's office -- the Palestine Liberation Organisations' top official in Jerusalem.
Nusseibeh also heads the Palestinian university of Al Quds.
At least one person was arrested.
Israel's decision to close the office of moderate Nusseibeh in Jerusalem drew rare criticism from the United States which said it was troubled by the action.
The White House called for the re-opening of Nusseibeh's office.
But Israel has stood by its decision saying Nusseibeh was the long arm of the Palestinian Authority and therefore a threat to the sovereignty of Israel in Jerusalem.
The future of Jerusalem is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and considers all of the city its capital, a claim that is not recognised internationally.
The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of the state they aspire to establish in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
An army spokeswoman said soldiers had discovered a car packed with explosives trying to pass into Israel at a checkpoint south of Qalqilya -- one of the seven Palestinian-ruled cities the army re-occupied last month following two suicide bombings in Jerusalem.
The spokesman said the Palestinians inside had fled as soldiers stopped the vehicle.
At least 1,443 Palestinians and 549 Israelis have been killed since Palestinians rose up against Israeli occupation in September 2000 after peace talks on statehood froze.
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