Shireen Abu Akleh, a Journalist, Was Killed by Israeli
Troops While Covering an Israeli Raid.
Shireen Abu Akleh, an Al-Jazeera journalist, was shot and died during a raid in Jenin,
the occupied West Bank town, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known reporter for an Arabic language station, was shot
and killed shortly after. Another Palestinian journalist was injured and later
proclaimed dead, according to the Al Quds newspaper.
Israeli bullets struck the reporters, according to the health ministry.
Abu Akleh is seen in videos from the incident wearing a blue flak jacket with the word “PRESS”
prominently written on it. Israeli forces used heavy gunfire and explosives
during operations in Jenin.
The military is “investigating the event,” according to the military.
After Israel took the land in the 1967 Mideast conflict, Palestinians want the
West Bank to be a major part of their future state. Israel now occupies the land, which
is home to around 3 million Palestinians. In the West Bank, about 500,000 Jewish
settlers with full Israeli citizenship dwell in over 130 settlements.
Although its reporting has long been questioned in Israel, its journalists are generally permitted
to operate. Another Al-Jazeera reporter, Givara Budeiri, was temporarily detained and treated
for a broken hand at a rally in Jerusalem last year, which her employer blamed
on rough police treatment.
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