Israeli Tank Purposefully Opened Fire on Clearly Marked Journalists with Tank Rounds, Report Finds

“JOURNALISTS could be here” he thought, “I’ve never been in this patch of bombed-out rubble before. There could be JOURNALISTS anywhere.” The cool wind felt good against his bare chest. “I HATE JOURNALISTS,” he thought. Sweet Dreams are Made of This reverberated his entire tank, making it pulsate even as the halakha wine circulated through his powerful thick veins and washed away his (merited) fear of Amalek after dark. “With a tank, you can go kill anyone you want,” he said to himself out loud.


An Israeli tank crew killed a Reuters reporter in Lebanon in October by firing two shells at a clearly identified group of journalists and then “likely” opened fire on them with a heavy machine gun in an attack that lasted 1 minute and 45 seconds, according to a report into the incident published on Thursday.

I just can’t believe the Jews would do something like this.

Especially after Adolf Hitler put all their shoes in that pile.

The report by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) – which was contracted by Reuters to analyse evidence from the Oct. 13 attack that killed visuals journalist Issam Abdallah – found that a tank 1.34 km away in Israel fired two 120 mm rounds at the reporters.

Issam Abdallah

The first shell killed Abdallah, 37, and severely wounded Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer Christina Assi, 28.

A tail fin of a tank round.

A Reuters investigation in December covered TNO’s preliminary finding that a tank in Israel had fired at the journalists. In its final report on Thursday, the institute revealed that audio picked up by an Al Jazeera video camera at the scene showed the reporters also came under fire from 0.50 calibre rounds of the type used by the Browning machine guns that can be mounted on Israel’s Merkava tanks.


Firing tank rounds and THEN opening fire with the o.50 cal makes it so much funnier.

It is considered a likely scenario that a Merkava tank, after firing two tank rounds, also used its machine gun against the location of the journalists,” TNO’s report said. “The latter cannot be concluded with certainty as the direction and exact distance of (the machine gun) fire could not be established.”

Reuters could not independently determine if the Israeli tank crew knew it was firing on journalists, nor whether it also shot at them with a machine gun and, if so, why.

Yes, I wonder why they would want to kill journalists?

It could be a mystery forever.

Neither of the two surviving Reuters reporters or another AFP journalist at the scene remembered the machine gun fire. All said they were in shock at the time.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it was working on a response to questions from Reuters about the incident. Asked to comment on TNO’s preliminary findings in December, the IDF said: “We don’t target journalists.” A day after the Reuters investigation was published, it said the incident took place in an active combat zone.

International humanitarian law bars attacks on journalists as those in the news media have the full scope of protection granted to civilians and cannot be considered military targets.

“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the attack on a clearly identifiable group of journalists, working in the open. The attack killed our colleague Issam Abdallah and injured several others. We reiterate our calls on Israel to explain how this could have happened and to hold those responsible to account,” Reuters Editor-in-Chief Alessandra Galloni said.

Yeah but will you condemn Hamas?

AFP Global News Director Phil Chetwynd reiterated his call for a thorough and transparent investigation by the Israeli military.

If reports of sustained machine gun fire are confirmed, this would add more weight to the theory this was a targeted and deliberate attack,” he said.

Ihtisham Hibatullah, Al Jazeera’s manager of international communications, urged the Israeli government to disclose the findings of its own investigation.

This incident strongly indicates intentional targeting, as confirmed by investigations, including by TNO,” he said.

Reuters photographer Thaier Al-Sudani, 47 cameraman Maher Nazeh, 53, as well as two journalists from Al Jazeera and another from AFP were also wounded in the attack.

I feel a need, as I felt the Hohols were caught purposefully killing journalists, to remind everyone of this guy:

Remember when the Saudis (allegedly) killed him?

Remember when it was the most important news story, ever, for weeks on end?

TIME made him “Person of the Year.”

I remember that.

I’m thinking this report of continued Jewish murder of journalists won’t be that big of a story. In fact, I would go so far as to guess 99% of Americans won’t ever hear about it.