mercoledì 13 agosto 2014

In un incidente durante il disinnesco di materiale bellico è morto a Gaza il reporter Simone Camilli, figlio del Sindaco di Pitigliano

L'Associazione "La Piccola Gerusalemme" di Pitigliano che custodisce il complesso della Sinagoga e del Museo Ebraico ha sospeso le visite per lutto.
COMUNITANDO si unisce alle condoglianze alle famiglie Camilli.

An Italian journalist, three Palestinian bomb disposal experts and two other people were killed in Gaza on Wednesday when unexploded munitions blew up, medical officials and police said.

The explosion occurred in Beit Lahiya, a town in the northern Gaza Strip that had been the scene of fierce fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants during a month-long war.

A three-day ceasefire, in effect since Monday, has given Palestinians an opportunity to search for unexploded munitions.

Gaza's police force said it was mourning the deaths of its three men: the head of the local bomb squad, his deputy and another officer, killed when an Israeli shell detonated.

Italy's foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, offered the government's condolences to the family of journalist Simone Camilli and said his death underlined the urgency of finding a lasting solution to conflict in the Middle East.

"Once again, a journalist pays the price for a war that has gone on for too long, and for the second time in a few months we weep for the death of someone who was courageously working as a reporter," Mogherini said in a statement.

The Associated Press said Camilli, a video journalist, had worked for the US news agency since 2005.

This latest incident brings the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to 1,956 since the start of Operation Protective Edge.

“The police engineering unit tried to remove an unexploded ordnance from a residential area when an explosion shook the neighborhood,” an eyewitness told Maariv Hashavua.

Ambulances were summoned to the scene and the wounded – many of them in serious condition – were rushed to a local hospital.

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