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Jerusalem-Based Journalist Killed While Covering Israeli Raid In West Bank

Shireen Abu Akleh, a Jerusalem-based journalist for Al Jazeera, was hit within the head by a bullet whereas she was protecting a raid by Israeli forces within the metropolis of Jenin in West Bank in Palestine. Israeli and Palestinian authorities are blaming one another for the loss of life of the journalist.

Shireen Abu Akleh was a outstanding journalist from Al-Jazeera’s Arabic channel and labored for the company since 1997 (Image: Haaretz)

The Israeli navy issued a press release the place they accused Palestinian gunmen of firing at her.

The Palestinian well being ministry and different officers accused the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of killing her whereas conducting raids within the metropolis.

Another reporter, Ali Samodi, sustained a gunshot wound to the again however is at the moment steady. Shireen Abu Akleh died as a result of a headshot. Ali Samodi whereas chatting with Israeli information company Haaretz mentioned that each had been carrying their press vests, after they had been shot at.

Pictures shared by information company Reuters confirmed a number of journalists and even frequent Palestinians mourning beside the coffin inside which her physique was saved.

Walid Al-Omari, Al Jazeera’s Palestine bureau Chief, holds the flak jacket that Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was carrying when she was killed by Israeli military gunfire throughout an Israeli raid, based on the Qatar-based information channel, in Jenin within the Israeli-occupied West Bank (Image: Reuters)

Walid Al-Omari, Al Jazeera’s Palestine bureau chief was pictured by information company Reuters, distraught and solely holding the flak jacket that Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was carrying.

Ran Kochav, the spokesperson for the Israeli navy, has mentioned that the Israeli investigators are able to cooperate with their Palestinian counterparts to analyze who killed Shireen.

Kochav highlighted that within the video footage of the incident Palestinian gunmen had been heard cheering the loss of life of an IDF personnel however he identified that no IDF personnel had been killed or injured through the raid in Jenin.

“We proposed to the Palestinians to open a swift joint probe. If we indeed killed her, we’ll take responsibility, but it doesn’t seem to be the case,” Kochav was quoted as saying by information company Kan.

News company Al-Jazeera claimed that their reporter was killed in ‘cold blood’ by the Israelis. Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas additionally accused Israel of killing her in chilly blood.

The information company additionally claimed that their reporter was killed in ‘cold blood’ by the Israelis.

Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas additionally accused Israel of killing her in chilly blood. Shireen has been working with Al Jazeera since 1997 and is a outstanding face of the community’s Arabic language channel. She is thought for her intensive protection of occasions in Israel and Palestine together with the second Intifada.

Raids In Jenin

Raids within the Palestinian metropolis of Jenin had been happening since final month as Israel believes that the town and its refugee camps are militant bastions. The raids turned frequent after Israel additionally confronted assaults from few Palestinian miscreants who Israel consider had been hiding in Jenin.

(with inputs from Haaretz)

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