Al Jazeera Reporter Killed by Israel During Raid in West Bank

Al Jazeera reporter, Shireen Abu Akleh, was shot lifeless throughout an Israeli raid within the occupied West Financial institution, the Palestinian Well being Ministry stated on Wednesday. Based on particulars by Al Jazeera, the 51-year-old Shireen Abu Akleh, a longtime TV correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic, was killed whereas masking Israeli navy raids within the metropolis of Jenin within the northern occupied West Financial institution.

Al Jazeera Reporter, Shireen Abu Akleh
Al Jazeera Reporter Killed by Israel Throughout Raid in West Financial institution

She was rushed to the hospital in Jenin in vital situation, the place she was declared lifeless shortly after, at 7:51am, in accordance tot he ministry and Al Jazeera journalists. The reviews state that Shireen Abu Akleh was sporting a press west and standing with different journalists when she was killed.

Based on the small print, Abu Akleh was shot within the head and her physique has been transferred for an post-mortem primarily based on the an order from the general public prosecution. In the meantime, one other Al Jazeera journalist, Ali al-Samoudi, was additionally wounded on the scene with a bullet within the again. Nonetheless, he’s stated to be in secure situation now.

In a press release, the Israeli navy stated its troops had shot again after coming beneath “large fireplace” in Jenin and that “there’s a chance, now being appeared into, that reporters had been hit – presumably by photographs fired by Palestinian gunmen.” Nonetheless, Al-Samoudi and different journalists declare in any other case.

Based on them, there have been no Palestinian fighters current when the journalists had been shot, straight disputing the assertion made by Israeli navy. “We had been going to movie the Israeli military operation and immediately they shot us with out asking us to go away or cease filming,” stated Al-Samoudi.

“The primary bullet hit me and the second bullet hit Shireen … there was no Palestinian navy resistance in any respect on the scene.” he added, whereas one other journalist, Shatha Hanaysha, stated that there had been no confrontations between Palestinian fighters and the Israeli military and the journalists had been straight focused.

Learn extra: A whole lot of Palestinians Injured as Israeli Forces Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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