State of Palestine: Journalist killed in border clashes laid to rest in Gaza

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A funeral was held for slain Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja in Gaza on Saturday. Murtaja died after being hit by Israeli gunfire while covering the March of Return protest at the border with Israel on Friday, health officials say. He was one of several journalists said to have been hit during the demonstrations.

SOT, Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas leader (Arabic): "He is a fighter of the word and photo. I greet him in his martyrdom and greet all the journalists and media people who have already preceded him on the path of martyrdom."

SOT, Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas leader (Arabic): "We say today, if this great journalist,Yaser, is martyred, our people are able to have a thousand Yasers, conveying the truth to all the world with cameras, articles, pens and courage."

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