Israel Killed Reuters Reporter on Purpose, UN Investigation Concludes

Reuters reporter Issam Abdallah in 2022.

Wow it is so shocking that Jews would do something like this after Hitler put all their shoes in a pile.

If someone put my shoes in a pile, I would develop a deep understanding of human suffering, and I wouldn’t go around murdering journalists.


An Israeli tank killed Reuters reporter Issam Abdallah in Lebanon last year by firing two 120 mm rounds at a group of “clearly identifiable journalists” in violation of international law, a U.N. investigation into the Oct. 13 incident has found.

The investigation by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), summarized in a report seen by Reuters, said its personnel did not record any exchange of fire across the border between Israel and Lebanon for more than 40 minutes before the Israeli Merkava tank opened fire.

“The firing at civilians, in this instance clearly identifiable journalists, constitutes a violation of UNSCR 1701 (2006) and international law,” the UNIFIL report said, referring to Security Council resolution 1701.

The seven-page report dated Feb. 27 said further: “It is assessed that there was no exchange of fire across the Blue Line at the time of the incident. The reason for the strikes on the journalists is not known.”

Why would they say it’s “not known”?

I guess they don’t know for sure without a written admission of guilt, but it seems like they could at least speculate that Israel continues to kill journalists because they don’t want people reporting on what they are doing in Gaza.

Certainly, when Vladimir Putin is (falsely) accused of killing journalists, everyone just claims outright “it’s because he doesn’t want them reporting on his crimes.”

If they’ve decided that it was not an accident, then there is not really a lot of room for speculation as to what the purpose of the murder was. I mean, maybe the journalist was banging the wife of the guy driving the tank, but that seems really unlikely.

Elvis Dunderhoff contributed to this article.