Israeli fire kills British journalist in Rafah; British police arrest five in connection to Tel Aviv bpmbing
A freelance British journalist was shot dead Friday night in the southern city of Rafah along the Egyptian border, the Israeli army said. The journalist was the third foreigner injured or killed in Rafah in recent weeks.
Witnesses said the journalist was filming a documentary on the Israeli army's house demolitions in Rafah when the Israeli tank opened fire.
The journalist, who was not identified by the military, was shot in the neck and taken from the scene in an Israeli armored vehicle. The army said he was a British national.
He died before a helicopter sent to evacuate him arrived, army spokesman Jacob Dalal said, according to AP. "The army expresses sorrow over the death of a civilian who entered a combat zone," Dalal said.
A man who said he also was a British journalist and identified himself only as Dan, said that the victim and two colleagues were simultaneously filming and waving a white flag as they walked toward the tank when the tank opened fire.
Meanwhile, British anti-terror police said early on Saturday they had arrested five people in connection with a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
A police spokeswoman said anti-terror police had arrested two women and two men in Derbyshire and one woman in Nottinghamshire in central England under a special terrorism law, in connection with Wednesday's bombing in Israel.
"All have been taken to a central London police station," she said.
British citizen Asif Hanif, 21, blew himself up outside a nightclub on Wednesday. Three Israelis were killed and 55 wounded in the attack. (Albawaba.com)
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