Ahmed Abu Hussein

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Ahmed Abu Hussein, a Palestinian photojournalist, died on April 25, 2018, from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13, 2018, while he was covering protests in the northern Gaza city of Jabalia for Voice of the People Radio, according to news reports.

After Abu Hussein was hit with a live round, he was taken in critical condition to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia for treatment and on April 15 was transferred to the Palestinian Medical Compound in Ramallah, according to Palestinian journalist Moneeb Saada, news reports, and social media posts.

On April 19, the journalist was taken to the Tel Hashomer Hospital in the Israeli city of Ramat Gan, east of Tel Aviv where he died six days later, according to news reports and the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate.

Abu Hussein, who was wearing a vest marked "PRESS" and a helmet, was standing among civilians and taking pictures of the burning of tires from behind the protest when he was shot, according to the reports.

For three years, Abu Hussein covered Palestinian politics and social and youth issues for Voice of the People Radio, a Gaza-based radio station affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and other local media outlets, according to his colleague at the radio station, Yousef Anbar.

Israeli authorities have not responded to CPJ’s requests for comment.