Yaser Murtaja

Yaser Murtaja, a 31-year-old Gaza photojournalist, who worked as a cameraman for Ai Weiwei’s documentary, Human Flow, which covered the global refu­gee crisis, was shot by the Israeli military during demonstrations on the Israeli-Gazan border and died in hospital on Friday, April 6th, 2018.

The Washington Post reports:

The young journalist shot drone images and video for Ain Media, a small Gaza-based news agency he started five years ago.

Murtaja, who was married and had a 2-year-old son, died Saturday after being shot the day before while covering protests at the edge of the Gaza Strip.

Murtaja was laid to rest Saturday in the land he never left. His body was carried through the streets of Gaza City draped in a Palestinian flag and the blue-and-white vest marked “PRESS” that he was wearing when he was shot.

Ai Weiwei posted photos of Murtaja on his Instagram account over the weekend.

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