Israeli reporter Tsadok Yehezkeli seriously wounded in Georgia

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 12, 2008 18:21

An award-winning reporter for the Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Ahronot was wounded in Georgia on Tuesday, hours before Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced a ceasefire of hostilities in the area. Tsadok Yehezkeli, 52, was seriously wounded when an artillery shell landed in the center of the Georgian city of Gori. A number of other journalists who were with Yehezkeli at the time were also hurt in the incident, including one Dutch journalists who died from his wounds. Yehezkeli was treated at the scene for wounds to his upper body before being rushed to a nearby Georgian hospital. Yehezkeli, winner of the Israeli Press Committee's Sokolov Prize in 2002 for an investigative piece, is known as one of the top journalists in Israel.


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