Amnesty International affirmed today, Thursday, that the Israeli strikes which killed Reuters journalist Esam Al Abdullah and injured six others in South Lebanon on October 13th were likely a direct attack on civilians and should be investigated as a war crime.
In a separate statement, Human Rights Watch mentioned that the two Israeli strikes were “seemingly deliberate attacks on civilians and thus constitute a war crime.”
An investigation conducted by Reuters and published today, Thursday, concluded that an Israeli tank crew killed Al Abdullah and injured six other journalists by firing two shells in quick succession from Israel while the journalists were filming cross-border shelling from a distance.
In a related context, an investigation carried out by Agence France-Presse (AFP) and published on Thursday’s results revealed that an Israeli tank shell killed a journalist and wounded others, including two AFP photographers, on October 13th in South Lebanon.
Both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, whose separate investigations reached the same conclusion, called for an investigation into the “war crime,” as they informed Agence France-Presse.