20 10 / 2014

pulitzerfieldnotes:

Saleh, 38, is a Palestinian Syrian from Yarmouk camp, and worked as a nurse until the day he was paralyzed.
On Dec. 13, 2012, Saleh raced in an ambulance to a home in Yarmouk that had been hit by shelling. Two children, ages 5 and 9, were injured and trapped inside. While he was trying to rescue them, another shell hit the house, and his spine was crushed under the rubble. Unable to move, he watched both children die just two meters away from him. After he was finally rescued, he spent 6 weeks in a Damascus hospital, then went to Lebanon with his wife and four daughters for physical therapy. He hoped to go to Germany for more advanced medical treatment, but was not granted the visa because he is Palestinian and does not have a Syrian passport. He traveled to Turkey in April 2014, and attempted to fly to Libya so that he could ride a boat to Italy, but he was denied entry at the Tripoli airport. After several unsuccessful attempts, Saleh, his brother, and a few friends from Yarmouk took a boat packed with 150 refugees from Turkey to Greece. They landed on Symi Island. Saleh’s brother and friends carried him for four hours across the island, looking to turn themselves in to the police. Unfortunately, he fell and broke his hip and leg during this trek.
Five days later, and a year and a half after he left Syria, Saleh arrived in Athens on August 23. He still hopes to get to Germany, but his spirits are low. His injuries, the long separation from his wife and daughters, and his uncertain future are wearing him down.


Image and caption by Holly Pickett. Greece, 2014.
Holly reports with Joanna Kakissis from Greece, Sweden, Germany and Russia for the upcoming project “A War’s Diaspora: Syrian Refugees in a Troubled Europe.”

pulitzerfieldnotes:

Saleh, 38, is a Palestinian Syrian from Yarmouk camp, and worked as a nurse until the day he was paralyzed.

On Dec. 13, 2012, Saleh raced in an ambulance to a home in Yarmouk that had been hit by shelling. Two children, ages 5 and 9, were injured and trapped inside. While he was trying to rescue them, another shell hit the house, and his spine was crushed under the rubble. Unable to move, he watched both children die just two meters away from him. After he was finally rescued, he spent 6 weeks in a Damascus hospital, then went to Lebanon with his wife and four daughters for physical therapy. He hoped to go to Germany for more advanced medical treatment, but was not granted the visa because he is Palestinian and does not have a Syrian passport. He traveled to Turkey in April 2014, and attempted to fly to Libya so that he could ride a boat to Italy, but he was denied entry at the Tripoli airport. After several unsuccessful attempts, Saleh, his brother, and a few friends from Yarmouk took a boat packed with 150 refugees from Turkey to Greece. They landed on Symi Island. Saleh’s brother and friends carried him for four hours across the island, looking to turn themselves in to the police. Unfortunately, he fell and broke his hip and leg during this trek.

Five days later, and a year and a half after he left Syria, Saleh arrived in Athens on August 23. He still hopes to get to Germany, but his spirits are low. His injuries, the long separation from his wife and daughters, and his uncertain future are wearing him down.

Image and caption by Holly Pickett. Greece, 2014.

Holly reports with Joanna Kakissis from Greece, Sweden, Germany and Russia for the upcoming project “A War’s Diaspora: Syrian Refugees in a Troubled Europe.”

20 10 / 2014

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Press TV reporter in Turkey killed in suspicious car accident

Press TV’s correspondent in Turkey, Serena Shim, has been killed in a suspicious car accident near the Turkey-Syria border.

Shim was killed on Sunday as she was on a working mission in Turkey to cover the ongoing war in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.
She was going back to her hotel from a report scene in the city of Suruç in Turkey’s Urfa Province when their car collided with a heavy vehicle. The identity and whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.
Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, covered reports for Press TV in Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine.
On Friday, she told Press TV that the Turkish intelligence agency had accused her of spying probably due to some of the stories she has covered about Turkey’s stance on the ISIL terrorists in Kobani and its surroundings, adding that she feared being arrested.
Shim said she was among the few journalists obtaining stories of militants infiltrating into Syria through the Turkish border, adding that she had received images from militants crossing the Turkish border into Syria in World Food Organization and other NGOs’ trucks.
Shim flatly rejected accusations against her, saying she was “surprised” at this accusation “because I have nothing to hide and I have never done anything aside my job.”
Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages.
Turkey has been accused of backing ISIL militants in Syria.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Press TV reporter in Turkey killed in suspicious car accident

Press TV’s correspondent in Turkey, Serena Shim, has been killed in a suspicious car accident near the Turkey-Syria border.

Shim was killed on Sunday as she was on a working mission in Turkey to cover the ongoing war in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.

She was going back to her hotel from a report scene in the city of Suruç in Turkey’s Urfa Province when their car collided with a heavy vehicle. The identity and whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.

Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, covered reports for Press TV in Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine.

On Friday, she told Press TV that the Turkish intelligence agency had accused her of spying probably due to some of the stories she has covered about Turkey’s stance on the ISIL terrorists in Kobani and its surroundings, adding that she feared being arrested.

Shim said she was among the few journalists obtaining stories of militants infiltrating into Syria through the Turkish border, adding that she had received images from militants crossing the Turkish border into Syria in World Food Organization and other NGOs’ trucks.

Shim flatly rejected accusations against her, saying she was “surprised” at this accusation “because I have nothing to hide and I have never done anything aside my job.”

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages.

Turkey has been accused of backing ISIL militants in Syria.

20 10 / 2014

news-from-syria:

RIP SERENA SHIM  you bravely exposed Turkey’s role in the destabilization of Syria and now they killed you? 

Serena is an American journalist has been killed in a car crash in Turkey just a day after claiming she claimed the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her reporting of the siege of Kobane.

Serena Shim, who worked for Iran’s state-owned Press TV as Turkey correspondent, died in the city of Suruc in mysterious circumstances  

Shim’s death came just days after she spoke on camera of her fears of being arrested, claiming Turkish intelligence agents had accused her of spying after one of her reports suggested ISIS militants were being smuggled back and forth over the Syrian border in the back of aid vehicles.

This is the video where she speaks of her fears and the threats she received ONE day before her death


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