Gaza Blast Kills at Least 5, Including AP Journo
Palestinian translator, Gaza police also killed during bomb disarming
By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2014 7:24 AM CDT
This Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, photo shows Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip. Camilli, 35, was killed in an explosion in the Gaza Strip on Aug. 13, 2014.   (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

(Newser) – At least five people are dead after Gaza police tried to disarm a leftover bomb in Beit Lahiya this morning, reports the AP. Among the mortally wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health via the the New York Times: a Palestinian translator, three Gaza police officers, and 35-year-old AP videojournalist Simone Camilli, who is the first foreign journalist killed in the conflict. Four others were said to be injured, including AP photographer Hatem Moussa; he and Camilli, an Italian national, were on assignment. The bomb reportedly went off at 10:45am local time—just hours before a three-day Egypt-proposed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is set to expire, notes the Times.

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Aug 13, 2014 1:35 PM CDT
I just love it when some of the facts are left out. Those schools are used to hide rockets that are fired into Israel even the UN knows about that after all they have found some of them hidden in the schools! But the UN not wanting to take sides returned them to Hamas! Bomb crowed market places after rockets were fired from the area. Then we have the humanitarian group Hamas. Oh some of you may want to read how the hateful people of Israel are doing to their Palestinian neighbors in Gaza
Aug 13, 2014 11:48 AM CDT
Living with the devastation the Israel Zionist genocide machine is on going. Someone has to die a horrific death before it get back in the news. I am convinced this whole thing with ISIS is just to take the attention away from Israeli ethnic cleansing. There are people protesting all over the world, but this apparently is not a story with our media. It is also odd that Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem wrote a letter condemning Israeli atrocities and publications and some Jewish producers are threatening never to work with them again, calling for them to be blacklisted. Many Jewish producers and talent were blacklisted in the 1950's during the McCarthy era, now this generation in Hollywood are doing the blacklisting. It seems we have a group of people who have being crying victim, and they have always been at the core rather vicious and unpleasant.
Aug 13, 2014 11:24 AM CDT
(R) 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: The same role that the United Nations' Security Council playing in a Catholic based East Timor and a Muslim based West Timor. Shall the 2016 Republican RICK PERRY's White House to terminate our US Aid to either Israel or / and Palestine, without to call "Alliance", let our 2016 RICK PERRY presidency to lead the United Nations' Security Council for a new framework of a non-military Gaza-West Bank Special Administrative Region, a Joint-Government by Palestine and Israeli Jews elected Legislative Council.