War within the Middle East, photograph of Shani kidnapped on 7/10 awarded, is controversial | EUROtoday

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The younger Shani Louk, lifeless on a pickup truck, half bare and possibly already lifeless, surrounded by Hamas militiamen screaming after having carried out the bloodbath on the rave social gathering: the picture of the 22-year-old woman, tattoo artist and influencer, instantly grew to become one of many symbols extra dramatic than the October 7 bloodbath.

The work of a Palestinian photographer from the Associated Press, Ali Mahmoud, gained the distinguished Reynolds Award from the Journalism Institute on the University of Missouri, one of many oldest photojournalism competitions on this planet.

The shot gained the Team Picture Story of the Year class. A recognition which, nonetheless, rekindled a livid controversy in Israel and its social networks which broke out just some hours after its publication by the AP and Reuters: the primary to protest had been the family members of the younger lady with twin nationality, Israeli and German, who accused the photojournalist of being 'embedded', following the Hamas militiamen within the Nagev desert throughout their bloodbath on the Nova pageant, the place 260 younger folks had been killed.

And even as we speak the response of the Jewish group may be very harsh: “We are disgusted and shocked”, we learn within the X account of the European Jewish Congress, an acronym that brings collectively 42 totally different Jewish organizations from the Old Continent.

“It just isn’t solely a scarcity of respect in direction of Louk's household – the publish reads – but in addition in direction of the over 1,200 residents who had been brutally murdered by Hamas on October 7. We ask the AP to say how and why their journalists had been documenting Hamas' crimes that day, and the way they managed to get to the crime scene so shortly.”