Channel 2 reporter attacked at funeral procession for man shot by police

July 30, 2017 06:04

A Channel 2 reporter was attacked in Jaffa on Saturday night during the funeral of a 21-year-old Arab resident who was killed early Saturday morning in a firefight with police officers.

Hundreds of people came out to attend the funeral and protest against the police. The protests turned violent and Gilad Shalmor, a Channel 2 reporter, was physically attacked and his equipment vandalized. He was taken to Tel Aviv's Ichilov hospital in light condition.

While a gag order was issued following the shooting, police said that it was a criminal matter, not a terrorist attack.

“Shots were fired by a number of suspects at a port area during the early morning hours and police immediately responded, at which time two suspects fled on mopeds,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

“A chase ensued and gunfire was exchanged. As a result, both of the suspects were shot and taken to Wolfson Medical Center [in Holon], where one died this morning and the other is in moderate condition.”

Rosenfeld said an investigation into the shooting has been opened.

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