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Sameh Al-Aryan, Rami Rayan, Mohammed Aldeiri

31 July 2014

The two journalists were killed by Israeli artillery shelling of Shojayah market which also injured seriously another journalists, according to the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS), an IFJ affiliate. The trio were reporting from the scene of an initial shelling of the market when they were caught up in a second bombing.

Sameh Al-Aryan (26), who worked for the Al-Aqsa TV Channel, died of the wounds he sustained in the attack which also killed 25-year-old photojournalist Rami Rayan who worked for the Palestinian Media Network. Another photojournalist, Hamed Shobaky, who works for the Manara Media Production Company, was severely wounded in the same incident.

Mohammed Aldeiri, a photojournalist for the Palestinian Media Network, was also during the shelling but his body was only pulled from the rubble days later on 2 August.