Simone Camilli, an Italian video journalist for The Associated Press, was killed when an unexploded missile blew up in the northern Gaza Strip, according to his employer. The explosion also killed freelance translator Ali Shehda Abu Afash and injured AP photographer Hatem Moussa. The crew had accompanied Gaza police engineers as they worked to neutralize missiles left from Israeli’s strikes on Gaza, according to news reports.
Camilli, 35, had worked for the AP since 2005 on major stories across Europe and the Middle East, including the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon, Hamas’ takeover of Gaza, and the “Protective Edge” operation in Gaza in 2014, AP said.
Camilli is the first international journalist to be killed in the Gaza conflict in 2014. He is survived by his longtime partner and a 3-year-old daughter.