The markings are widely used by reporters here and in the Gaza Strip so security forces can more easily identify journalists working in the field.
Despite the journalist tags on his vehicle, the Israel Air Force had specific intelligence indicating Shamalah was behind the wheel and took him out in a surgical air strike.
Also yesterday, the Israeli army received information that four senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives took over a floor of a foreign press building in Gaza and used it as a meeting place, clearly risking the lives of all journalists inside.
The IDF issued a warning to reporters to stay away from Hamas, fearing the terror group will continue to attempt to use journalists as human shields.
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