Livestream video captures moment Reuters & Al Jazeera journalists are hit by shell on Israel-Lebanon border killing one

Livestream video captures moment Reuters & Al Jazeera journalists are hit by shell on Israel-Lebanon border killing one

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AN Israeli shell landed on a group of international journalists at the Lebanon-Israel border, killing one and leaving six others injured.

Horror footage appears to capture the exact moment the exploding shell struck the Reuters and Al Jazeera reporters and a woman screams: “I can’t feel my legs”.

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The livestream footage recorded seconds before the camera was hit[/caption]


A car is scene ferociously burning in the aftermath of the strike that hit the journalists[/caption]

An injured photographer lies on the ground

A camera capturing a livestream shot of Israel’s border from Lebanon records a heavy sounding boom before dust erupts into the air and screams and shouts can be heard.

Further footage in the aftermath shows a man running to the aid of a woman collapsed on the floor as a car burns in the background.

The group of journalists had been covering the clashes on the border.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that our videographer, Issam Abdallah, has been killed,” Reuters said in a statement.

“Issam was part of a Reuters crew in southern Lebanon who was providing a live signal. Our thoughts are with their families at this terrible time.”

Reuters said that two of its journalists, Thaer Al-Sudani and Maher Nazeh, were wounded in the shelling.

Qatars Al-Jazeera TV, also said two of its employees, Elie Brakhya and reporter Carmen Joukhadar, were among the wounded. 

The injured have been rushed to hospital.

The shelling occurred during an exchange of fire along the Lebanon-Israel border between Israeli troops and members of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group.

The tense border region has been witnessing sporadic acts of violence since Saturdays surprise attack by Hamas militants on southern Israel.

Journalists from around the world have been coming to Lebanon out of concern that war might break out between Hezbollah and Israel.

At least 10 journalists have killed covering the Israel-Gaza crisis so far.

It comes as Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah has insisted it is “fully prepared” to join Hamas in its bloody war with Israel.

Foreign powers have urged Hezbollah to stay put on the sidelines – but deputy chief Naim Qassem vowed to join “when the time comes for action”.

He told supporters gathered in the southern Beirut suburb: “Hezbollah knows its duties perfectly well. We are prepared and ready, fully ready, and be are following developments moment by moment.”

The group has already clashed with Israel across the Lebanese border multiple times in the past week.

Qassem added: “We will contribute to the confrontation within our plan… when the time comes for any action, we will carry it out.”

Earlier today, Israeli shelling struck a Lebanese army observation post at the border on Friday, according to sources in Lebanon.

It came after the Israeli military warned of a suspected armed infiltration that it said it was responding to with artillery fire.

Israel later ruled out that any incursion had occurred and residents of a village near the border, who had been instructed to hole up at home and lock doors and windows, were told they could again go outdoors.

Lebanese state media reported that shells struck near Alma Al-Shaab and Dhayra – the deadliest at the border since Hezbollah and Israel fought a brutal month-long war in 2006.

Reuters videographer Issam Abdallah was killed by the shelling
A man rushes to help the wounded

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