Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli on a balcony overlooking smoke from Israeli Strikes in Gaza City August, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from the Israeli-Hamas war exploded as they were reporting on the conflict's aftermath.Camilli, a 35-year-old Italian national, had worked for the AP since 2005, when he was hired in Rome.Camilli is the 33rd AP staffer to die in pursuit of the news since AP was founded in 1846, and the second this year. On April 4, AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon was badly wounded by a gunman in Afghanistan.Camilli was a welcome face in Gaza who loved the story so much that he recently turned down an assignment in Iraq to come to the seaside strip, said Najib Jobain, the AP's chief producer in Gaza.Diaa Hadid, a longtime colleague, described Camilli as warm and funny.
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