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Lebanese journalist killed, another wounded during military confrontation in south Lebanon

(Maharat Foundation/IFEX) - On 3 August 2010, during an armed confrontation between the Lebanese Army and Israeli forces on the southern border of Lebanon, one Lebanese journalist was killed and another was wounded.

The Lebanese news national agency reported that reporter Assaf Bou Rahal, of "Al-Akhbar" newspaper", was killed, while reporter Ali Cheaib, of Al Manar TV, was wounded. The incident occurred while the two journalists, and various other journalists from different media outlets, were covering the bombing of the Al Adaysse region.

Maharat condemns the assault on the journalists and calls for measures for their protection based on international human rights law and Protocol I, additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, which stipulates that journalists ". . . in areas of armed conflict shall be considered as civilians . . . [and] they shall be protected as such under the Conventions and this Protocol".
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