Abroad Today, 15:50 The Israeli army apologizes for news agencies "Reuters" the killing of a journalist during an airstrike

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The Israeli army apologized on Saturday for the killing of a videographer of the news agency “Reuters” when a shell fired during its airstrike landed in Lebanon.

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The Israeli army apologized on Saturday for the killing of a videographer of the news agency “Reuters” when a shell fired during its airstrike landed in Lebanon.

“We are very sorry for the death of the journalist,” said Israeli army spokesman Richard Hecht.

However, the Israeli army did not claim responsibility for the incident, in which a Reuters representative was killed and six other journalists were injured. Hecht promised that the Israeli army was investigating the “tragic incident.”

Reuters videographer Issam Abdallah, who was killed in southern Lebanon near the border with Israel on Friday, was buried in his hometown of Hamam on Saturday.

Hundreds of people attended her funeral, including dozens of journalists and Lebanese politicians.

A Lebanese man was killed when an Israeli shell landed in the village of Alma al-Shaba near the border on Friday evening, hitting an area where international media representatives were gathering to report on cross-border firefights between the Israeli army and the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

In the incident, two more journalists of “Reuters”, a cameraman and a reporter of the Qatari broadcasting company “Al Jazeera”, as well as a photographer and a video journalist of the French news agency were injured.

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