The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Becoming a Part of the Story

REUTERS photographer Mohammed Salem was caught in the crossfire between Israeli soldiers and a pack of rampaging Palestinians this morning. While he wasn't killed, he does appear to be in quite a bit of pain—I hope you have a speedy recovery, Mohammed!

Palestinian Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem, bottom left, is carried by his colleagues after being shot by the Israeli army, while covering the Israeli prisoner release at the Erez crossing in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007. When dozens of ecstatic family members rushed toward the freed prisoners as they came through the Erez border crossing, Israeli soldiers briefly opened fire, wounding two people, witnesses said. Palestinian medical officials said the two, including a photographer for the Reuters news agency, were moderately wounded. (AP Photo)

As an aside, I want to make it immediately clear that it can not be determined whether Mohammed was shot by the IDF or not at this point—Just because the IDF was "involved" in this incident does not imply that it was the only group with guns on the scene. After all—Palestinians would never endanger civilians, would they?
Palestinian photographer Mohammed Salem, centre, collapses after being shot by the Israeli army. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

... A Reuters photographer was hit in the leg, but his injury was not life-threatening. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (GAZA)

 Tags: mohammed salem REUTERS #Intifada


#1 Muhammed Muheisen 02-Oct-2007
Wish you were there to be more accurate in commenting, Brian C. Ledbetter .
#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 02-Oct-2007

Welcome back, it's good to hear from you again!

I'd love to hear details of what happened, if you were on scene. I'd even be willing to post it front-page, if you've got some firsthand information that contradicts what I've said here—which is basically, we don't know much of anything yet.

I'm always open to correction, in other words. Chris Anderson's taken me to task enough times over things I've said, there's no reason why you shouldn't, either.

Respectfully yours,
#3 forest 02-Oct-2007
Thanks for the trip down memory lane Brian. Salem appears to be resposible for some of the most blatant news-like propaganda photos coming out of the Gaza Strip.

BTW: Is he being treated in a Hamas hospital?
#4 Brian C. Ledbetter 02-Oct-2007

Believe it or not, that distinction goes solely to Mohammed Ballas, whose work is reported to have made even the likes of Leni Riefenstahl blush.

Or something like that.

#5 Rooster 02-Oct-2007
Fact of the day: Islam is for faggots. How's that spite ya, Muhammed? LOL!
#6 Muhammed Muheisen 02-Oct-2007
Ask your mother Rooster, am sure she has the answer deep inside her .LOLOLOL
#7 Rooster 02-Oct-2007
WOOT! You go girl!!!
#8 Janks 02-Oct-2007
A little sensitive about the correlation between homosexuality and islam are we Muhammed? ROFLMAO!
#9 Rooster 03-Oct-2007
Guess he's quietly dealing with his sexuality Janks. LOL!
#10 Gifts to Pakistan 25-Nov-2009
I feel that this site could be very useful & informative. Looking forward to more stuff
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