AP Cameraman Shot in Gaza Riot

GAZA CITY (AP) -

An Associated Press cameraman was shot and wounded while covering a protest in the Gaza Strip.

Rashed Rashid, 47, was hit in the leg Monday during a protest near to the Israeli border. Doctors said he suffered multiple bone fractures above the ankle and would need surgery.

Witnesses said he was about 1,969 feet from the fence, far from the protesters, when he was hit. He was operating a live camera on an elevated area overlooking the protest and wearing a blue helmet and brown protective vest with the word “PRESS” written in white.

Co-workers said the fire appeared to come from the Israeli side of the border. The Israeli military said it was investigating the incident.

Rashid has worked for the AP since 2002.