Following his shooting, which was caught on camera and received widespread press coverage sparking condemnations from around the world, Israel's National Journalists Association penned a letter to IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, requesting the IDF open an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his death. Five other journalists were reportedly injured by live fire during the protests.Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called the request "hypocritical.""We have seen dozens of cases where Hamas activists were disguised as medics and journalists. We also saw a journalist approach the border and operate a drone; we do not take chances in those cases. We issued warnings in English and Arabic to the protesters urging them not to endanger themselves. In the march of terror there were no innocent civilians, they were all Hamas members," said Liberman. The IDF announced on Friday that it was looking into the incident and stated flatly that the IDF "does not shoot journalists."