12 April, 2018, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON – The United States had approved a grant for a media company started by a Palestinian journalist who died last week after being wounded by Israeli fire while covering protests along the Israel-Gaza border, the US State Department said on Tuesday.
Yaser Murtaja, 30, was a cameraman for Palestinian Ain Media, a production company he co-founded.
Photos showed him lying wounded on a stretcher wearing a navy-blue protective vest marked “PRESS” in large capital letters. The US has not yet commented on his shooting.