Al Jazeera Famous journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Was Shot. Al Jazeera and the health ministry confirmed that Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, died during an Israeli operation this morning.
A second Palestinian journalist, Ali al-Samoudi, who was working for the Al-Quds newspaper, based in Jerusalem, was wounded but was said to be in a stable condition.
Who Shot Shireen Abu Akleh?
Israeli forces have shot dead Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
Abu Akleh, a longtime TV correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic, was killed on Wednesday while covering Israeli army raids in the city of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank.
A veteran Al Jazeera journalist was shot dead by Israeli troops while covering a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
She was rushed to a hospital in Jenin in critical condition, where she was declared dead shortly after, at 7:15am (4:15 GMT), according to the ministry and Al Jazeera journalists.
Abu Akleh was wearing a press vest and was standing with other journalists when she was killed.
The head of the medicine department at al-Najah University in Nablus confirmed that Abu Akleh was shot in the head. He said that her body was transferred for an autopsy based on an order from the public prosecution.
The health ministry claims that the reporters were hit by Israeli fire. Video of the incident shows Abu Akleh wearing a blue flak jacket clearly marked “PRESS”. Al Jazeera said she had been killed “in cold blood”.