Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgUnifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnifreight Africa Limited is a transport holding company in Zimbabwe, offering services in logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa. The company was re-named after the successful acquisition of Pioneer Corporation Africa Unifreight Africa Limited services include inter-city freight, distribution of general goods and an international courier service. Its brands include Skynet Worldwide Express, Swift and Bulwark. The engineering division operates in two sectors; maintenance of its Unifreight fleet and sales and procurement of parts for Yutong busses, aswell as heavy haulage and abnormal freight transport. Skynet Worldwide Express offers international and domestic courier and airfreight services. Unifreight Africa Limited owns a fleet of vehicles which are available on a contract agreement or for once-off hire. Unifreight Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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4D pharma share price spiked under COVID-19 phase II study spotlight

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 4D pharma share price spiked under COVID-19 phase II study spotlight Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 4D pharma (AIM: DDDD) is a pharmaceutical company leading the development of live biotherapeutics. This is a new class of medicine and way of treating disease, that involves introducing strains of bacteria into a patient’s gut.Last week 4D announced it received expedited acceptance from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to begin a phase II study of a single-strain live biotherapeutic in patients with COVID-19. The company’s share price rose on the announcement.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The relevant single-strain live biotherapeutic is already in trials for treating patients with partly controlled asthma. Although only 20 patients have tested so far, there have been no serious adverse effects reported.Previous testing showed it could significantly reduce lung inflammation and impact particular immune cell types and pathways similar to SARS-CoV-2 infection. It has also shown potential signs of future use in combating other inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.There is no doubt, this is a promising development for a British pharmaceuticals company.Long-term potentialInvesting in pharmaceuticals should be a long-term commitment. These companies work at a slow pace compared to other sectors. There is a lot of red tape to work through. Research and development costs are significant and when dealing with human health a multitude of factors must be considered. There is often a delicate balance between solving serious health problems and avoiding the introduction of unwelcome side-effects.Commercial success is necessary for a pharmaceuticals company to generate shareholder wealth. With the world’s eye on a COVID-19 vaccine or medicine, the race to success is on. Ordinarily, this would take a long time, but, I imagine it will be sped up by outside influence and cash if the likelihood of success for 4D pharma is apparent. I think it will be a couple of months before the outcome of the COVID-19 phase II trial is discernible. 4D pharma share price fluctuationsThe 4D pharma share price has rebounded 127% since its March low of 23p after the stock market crash. However, it is still down 45% year-to-date. With gross gearing of 14%, this company is fairly low on debt, which is a good sign.One of 4D pharma’s biggest shareholders is the US pharma giant MSD, the tradename of Merck & Co, a leader in medicines and vaccines for some of the world’s toughest diseases. In October they entered into a research collaboration and option-to-license agreement to develop vaccines based on delivering live bacteria to the gut.Last week, the World Health Organization said there is no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 will be protected from a second infection of the disease. If this is true, then any drug that can help control the virus will be more welcome than ever.Time will tell, and a lot will depend on the success of the trials going forward. 4D pharma is still a relatively small player in UK pharmaceuticals. Although this is a promising development there are no certainties, particularly when it comes to AIM stocks.I think this is a share worth watching and I hope it continues to achieve positive outcomes. Value investing is a long-term commitment and one in which you should be confident in the companies you are buying shares in. last_img read more

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Hotshot: Scarlets fly-half Billy McBryde

first_img TAGS: Scarlets RW Verdict: McBryde’s last-ditch penalty gave Wales U20 a Six Nations win over Scotland last spring and he kicked more points against France. He turns 20 this month so is now looking to impress outside age-grade rugby.First published in the November 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine. Date of birth 24 October 1996. Country Wales Thumbs up: Billy McBryde was Man of the Match in Wales U20s’ win v France U20 in 2016. (Photo: Inpho) When did you start playing rugby?I went to my local club, Tumble, when I was six or seven. I was there through the age grades and got picked up by the Scarlets when I was about 14.Have you played in other positions?I started as No 8, then moved to centre and now I’m outside-half. I was never built to be a front-row like dad!What role has your dad (former Wales hooker Robin McBryde) played in your career? He used to help out a bit at my club but he’s more of an adviser to me. He never put any pressure on me to play. He’s very honest with me and the only thing we can’t agree on is when he tells me how to kick!How do you like goalkicking?I perform well under pressure so it’s a challenge I really enjoy.Did you ever want to do anything other than be a rugby player? No, it’s very much what I strove to do. I had a setback at 17, when I had quite a serious knee operation, but I was determined to overcome it. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS How was it with Wales U20 last season?Winning the Grand Slam was the highlight of my career so far.What are your aims now?If I play well for Llanelli I’m hoping to get my chance for the Scarlets. I had a few pre-season games for them.What do you do outside rugby?I’m in the second year of a sports coaching degree at Coleg Sir Gâr and my parents would say I spend too much time watching TV!last_img read more

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Fresh call for release of Asia Bibi

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By ACNS staffPosted May 16, 2016 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has increased the pressure on Pakistan over their continued detention of Asia Bibi under the country’s much criticized blasphemy laws, by writing to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Naela Chohan, and Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, about the case.Last month, members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Lusaka, called for a fresh investigation into her case, leading to her “honorable acquittal.” Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010, after being accused of insulting the Muslim prophet Mohammed after she shared a drinking vessel with her Islamic colleagues.“It is clear that a disgraceful application of Pakistan’s blasphemy law, 295c, has brought tragedy and shame upon [Asia Bibi] and indeed the beautiful nation of Pakistan,” Freier later wrote on his blog, in an article republished by ACNS.In his letter to Australia’s Foreign Minister, he asks Bishop to pursue justice and mercy for Asia Bibi and for the protection of the Christian minority in Pakistan. In his letter to the High Commissioner for Pakistan to Australia, he has asked that Pakistan re-open Asia Bibi’s case and acquit her, and also work to protect Christians in Pakistan, who go constantly in fear of their lives and property.“I wrote to Ms Chohan that Pakistan and Australia share interests and values, including the priority of justice with mercy,” Freier said. “The treatment of Asia Bibi fails this fundamental test of our shared humanity, and her continued imprisonment brings shame.”Asia Bibi’s family and supporters have launched an online petition, A Call For Mercy, calling for her release. 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NH House / Marc Rifà-Rovira

first_imgCopyAbout this officeMarc Rifà-RoviraOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCantonigròsSpainPublished on October 15, 2014Cite: “NH House / Marc Rifà-Rovira” [Casa NH / Marc Rifà-Rovira] 15 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/556755/nh-house-marc-rifa-rovira Clipboard Projects Photographs CopyHouses•Cantonigròs, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/556755/nh-house-marc-rifa-rovira Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” “COPY”center_img Architects: Marc Rifà-Rovira Year Completion year of this architecture project NH House / Marc Rifà-RoviraSave this projectSaveNH House / Marc Rifà-Rovira 2013 Spain Photographs:  Jaume Prat, Jordi ComasConstruction:CONSTRUCCIONS CAROLPrecast Concrete:Julian Arum SLCork Facade:BARNACORKFramings/Interiors:FUSTERIA ROVIRABuilding Services:FERRAN VILAROCity:CantonigròsCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Marc Rifà-RoviraText description provided by the architects. Single family house located on the outskirts of a small mountain village in the countryside of Cabrerès,Save this picture!© Jordi ComasThis is a project with an extremely low budget, for a family with three young children. With a very definite program: house in a single level of about 170m2, which is complemented with a large porch, a 100m2 study, and a garage.Save this picture!© Jordi ComasThe project was approached from three areas: the relationship with the environment, the relationship of the house with its inhabitants and the relationship with technique.Save this picture!© Jordi ComasThe elongated site has a moderate slope to the west. We propose a single volume, very compact; 8x21m, located in the upper area of the site, closed to the neighboring lots and open with a large window to the west (views) and south (sun), through a semi-open courtyard, with a porch at the end that looks over the landscape.Save this picture!PlanThe position of the house in the upper part of the site, generates a basement space, which opens to a large green platform to the west, as an extension of the interior study, while functioning as access to the garage.Save this picture!Courtesy of Marc Rifà-RoviraConceptually, it is proposed as a mineral volume clad in organic matter: the materials are minimized and the processes industrialized: a unique material for the volume, precast concrete (structure, enclosures, floors), covered externally with organic material (cork, wood and vegetation); its heart is organic again.Save this picture!© Jaume PratAll materials are left untreated, so that they can age naturally: this way, the cork and wood facade evolve towards gray, while the green plants will extend on the concrete, completed by a green roof, gradually merging with the colors of the surroundings.Save this picture!SectionInside a new organism grows and occupies the space, domesticating it, making it a home. It supplies all domestic services and functions (kitchen, bathrooms, closets, shelves, building services, interior enclosures, furniture, flooring, …). The remaining space is free, available for its occupants, to be used as living areas, to dine, play, read, work, …Save this picture!Courtesy of Marc Rifà-RoviraWe propose a house capable of interacting with its inhabitants, so that it can adapt to their changes not in a traumatic way: this is why we propose this interior organism with building systems and materials found in bricolage (pinewood and OSB panels).Save this picture!© Jaume PratIn addition, we took into account environmental and sustainability criteria in both the position and orientation of the house, in the choice of materials (many of them natural and untreated, from certified farms), in the construction process (a high percentage of prefabrication, green roof, exterior insulation…), minimum impact on the environment (reduction of construction times and almost zero waste), the study of building services (biomass boiler, solar panels, ventilation with heat recovery…)Save this picture!© Jordi ComasProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA + OLIN Selected to Design D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge ParkArchitecture NewsMarc Mimram Reveals Design for New TGV Station in MontpellierUnbuilt Project Share Houses NH House / Marc Rifà-Rovira Save this picture!© Jaume Prat+ 16 Sharelast_img read more

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Poppy collector attacked with hammer

first_img A 79 year-old war veteran was attacked with a hammer on Monday while collecting for the Royal British Legion.Eric Paternoster was attacked while collecting in a Safeway store in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. He is recovering at home but has vowed to return to collecting in next year’s Poppy campaign.A 29-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. Advertisement  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Recruitment / people Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 November 2003 | News Poppy collector attacked with hammer About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 23, 2017

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – May 22, 2017 Clouds move in today, and moisture will be close behind. We expect scattered showers to nose into NW Indiana fairly quickly this morning, but the movement and spread to the east will be very slow. In fact, most of the state likely makes it through the day with no significant precipitation. We will look for a few hundredths to about a third of an inch over 30% of the state, but coverage will be highly concentrated northwest of a line from Lafayette to Angola. To start, some of that action may not even hit the surface, coming more in the form of low clouds. Still, it is a dramatic change from the sun of yesterday.Heavier and more frequent rains get going tomorrow as low pressure moves right through the state. In fact, we see a significant spin up around the low tomorrow afternoon and evening which may lead to a good thunderstorm outbreak over eastern Indiana, particularly north of I-70. I look for some heavy rains from Portland up through Decatur and Auburn late tomorrow. That may be honing on it too much, so don’t shoot the messenger if we see something outside of those exact areas, but you get the idea…we are concerned with heavier rain potentials east tomorrow late in the day. The map above shows rain totals through midnight tomorrow night.Thursday should be dry, but clouds may not break up as quickly as we would like thanks to wrap around residual moisture on the backside of the low that passes through. Still, we don’t expect any new precipitation for Thursday, or even Friday for that matter. We have a slightly better chance at seeing some sun in on Friday.The holiday weekend starts of wet. Rains are in with plenty of frequency on Saturday, and we now think that we have to delay the second wave of moisture from late Saturday into Sunday. That means we have a 48 hour precipitation outbreak, instead of 30 hour. Rain totals are the same, just spread over an extra day. Half to 2” rain totals are possible with coverage at 90% of the state. We still look for a dry Memorial day Monday, and that will continue through Tuesday into Wednesday.Next Wednesday, the 30th, we have a minor wave moving into northern Indiana that brings a few hundredths to a third of an inch from US 24 northward into early afternoon. Coverage in the northern third of the state coverage will be nearly 80%. As we move through the afternoon, the eastern edge of the system sags south, so we can see scattered light action to finish the day along and northeast of a line from Gary to Cincinnati. Rain totals still stay in that few hundredths to third of an inch range. The rest of the state stays dry Wednesday.We try to squeeze out a dry day for the turn of the month on the first, but the extended period shows a continuation of the active pattern with minor rains around on the 2nd, a strong system for the 4th-6th, and then another strong front on the 7th. The combined rains of the extended 11-16 day window can add up to 1-3 inches at least…a very wet start to the month of June. This also does not allow for many multi day dry stretches to get field work done. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 23, 2017 Facebook Twitter Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 23, 2017 SHARE Previous articleWill Trump Budget Cut Crop Insurance?Next articleNew Video Breaks Down The Cost Of Moving The RFS Point Of Obligation Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine!

first_imgA report released by the Association of Guatemalan Journalists (APG) for World Press Freedom Day on 3 May described the media environment as complex and dangerous and detailed the serious decline in freedom of expression in Guatemala. May 8, 2020 Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! In an open letter published on 12 April, more than 100 Guatemalan journalists and human rights organizations complained about the obstacles to which the media have been subjected since the epidemic’s official arrival in Guatemala, including difficulty accessing state-held information, censorship by government officials and public humiliation. to go further Follow the news on Guatemala Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the open hostility that Guatemala’s new president is showing towards the media and calls for more governmental transparency so that journalists can cover the coronavirus pandemic. News Organisation News On 11 April, he said the government would provide no information about Covid-19 victims except their age and gender, so that the media would not publish sensitive information and would not try to “make a fuss.” These censorship attempts and the openly hostile posture is getting a great deal of encouragement from the new president, Alejandro Giammattei, who lost little time in manifesting his contempt for the press after being sworn in on 14 January. January 7, 2021 Find out more Guatemala is ranked 116th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. “The Guatemalan press must not be put in quarantine,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “Sidelining the press and systematic attacks on journalists are totally counter-productive and endanger the right to information and the very health of Guatemala’s citizens.” The government is furthermore now providing the media with very little information of any kind, using social isolation measures as a pretext for holding no more press conferences. As a result, it has even become very hard for journalists to keep track of the president’s agenda. On the steps outside the parliament building on 18 March, he directed an anti-bacterial spray towards journalists while referring ironically to “anti-journalist protection.” On 21 March, a few days before imposing a curfew, he said: “I would like to put the media in quarantine but I cannot.” Receive email alerts May 29, 2019 Find out more The letter revealed that the officials in charge of the government’s communication arbitrarily removed several journalists from WhatsApp groups after being visibly annoyed by their questions about the location and origin of the latest Covid-19 cases. AmericasGuatemala Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19Freedom of expression RSF_en Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía AmericasGuatemala Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Covid19Freedom of expression News Presidential Elections in Guatemala: What is the Future of Freedom of Expression? News August 21, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Killer of freelance journalist Satoru Someya gets 14 years

first_img Organisation News Follow the news on Japan October 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Killer of freelance journalist Satoru Someya gets 14 years RSF_en A Tokyo court on 11 October sentenced Yoshihiro Kumamotoa, 33, to 14 years in prison for the kidnapping and murder of freelance journalist Satoru Someya in 2003.The court found Kumamotoa guilty of kidnapping Someya in an apartment building in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo on 6 September 2003 and of stabbing him to death on a boat in Tokyo bay the next morning. Two other men were accomplices in the crimes. Kumamotoa pleaded guilty to the abduction but denied intending to kill Someya, who had been covering the Chinese criminal underworld in Japan at the time of his death. News News News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more JapanAsia – Pacific May 5, 2021 Find out more ______________________________________________________________17.09.03Freelance journalist murdered in TokyoReporters Without Borders expressed shock today at the murder of Japanese freelance journalist Satoru Someya, whose body was found in Tokyo Bay on 12 September, apparently the victim of gangsters he had been investigating.It called on Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi to see that every effort was made to find and punish the killers and to ensure that organised crime did not interfere with investigative journalism and obstruct press freedom. Someya’s hands were bound and his body wrapped in chains. He had been stabbed eight times in the back and had head injuries. Police linked the 38-year-old journalist’s death to his investigation of Chinese criminals at Tokyo’s Kabukicho red-light district. Journalists are very rarely murdered in Japan. A reporter for the daily Asahi Shimbun, Tomohiro Kojiri, was killed on 3 May 1987 at the paper’s offices in Nishinomiya, near Kobe. His attacker has never been found, though a far-right group claimed responsibility for the killing. JapanAsia – Pacific RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia September 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Israelis urged to quickly release findings of probe into shelling of Palestinian TV cameraman

first_img Follow the news on Israel April 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israelis urged to quickly release findings of probe into shelling of Palestinian TV cameraman Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reuters cameraman Fadel Shanaa (photo) was killed by a shell fired by an Israeli tank while he was filming an Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip on 16 April. “The statements of witnesses and the evidence at the scene disturbingly indicate that a serious criminal error was committed by Israeli soldiers,” Reporters Without Borders said. June 3, 2021 Find out more News May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News May 16, 2021 Find out more There are signs that an Israeli tank crew committed a “serious criminal error” when it fired a shell that killed Fadel Shanaa, 23, a Palestinian cameraman employed by the British news agency Reuters, as he was filming an Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip on 16 April, Reporters Without Borders said today. Shanaa’s soundman, Wafa Abu Mizyed, was injured in the shelling, which the Israeli authorities have said they are investigating.“The statements of witnesses and the evidence at the scene disturbingly indicate that a serious criminal error was committed by Israeli soldiers,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Shanaa and Abu Mizyed were in an open area. No building obstructed the tank crew’s view and the journalists’ vehicle was marked with ‘TV’ in big letters. They also had ‘TV’ on their vests. They were not near any military target and were being followed by children from the nearby Al-Barij refugee camp. So the tank crew was not acting in legitimate self-defence.”The press freedom organisation added: “An investigation is essential to determine the exact circumstances of the incident and the findings must be published as quickly as possible. The Israeli military’s responsibility must be clearly established and sanctions must be taken against those who fired the shot. Israeli soldiers guilty of criminal negligence or deliberately firing at journalists have in the past be exonerated by their superiors. This must nor recur.”Reporters Without Borders also condemns Israel’s used of fragmentation weapons in areas where civilians, including journalists, are present.Shanaa and Abu Mizyed were wearing bullet-proof vests that were not designed for the steel fragments released by the exploding Israeli shell. They were about 1 kilometre from the Israeli tank they were filming.“We got out of the car to film the overall scene,” Abu Mizyed said. “Fadel was asking me to get the children following us to move away when the shell hit. I was thrown several metres. An ambulance took us to a hospital but Fadel died on the way. He was hit in the neck and chest.” Other journalists on the scene said there had been no exchange of shots during the 15 minutes before the fatal shell was fired. Organisation to go furtherlast_img read more

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