Jerusalem: Al-Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akleh died in the West Bank early Wednesday after being shot. Shirin Abu Akleh was killed in a gunfight during an Israeli military operation in the northern West Bank town of Jenin. At that time she was present on the spot for reporting. Broadcaster Al-Jazeera has blamed Israeli forces for its journalist’s death, while the Israeli military says it is investigating the matter.
Famous Palestinian journalist Shirin Abu Akleh was a well-known reporter for an Arabic-speaking channel. He died soon after being shot. The Qatar broadcaster said in a statement released on its channel, ‘‘ We call on the international community to condemn and hold accountable Israeli forces for deliberately targeting and killing our ally Shirin Abu Akleh.’’ In a video of the incident, Abu Akleh was seen wearing a blue ‘flak’. She is seen wearing a jacket, which clearly shows ‘‘press’’ is written.
Israeli army gave this response
At the same time, the Israeli army said that their force in Jenin was heavily fired and attacked with explosives and then its army retaliated. The army said, ‘‘ She is investigating the incident and the journalist may have been hit by Palestinian gunmen.’’
Palestinian authority condemns attack
Palestinian authority condemns attack and says it was a ‘‘shocking crime’’ is. The Palestinian Authority governs parts of the occupied West Bank and also cooperates with Israel on security matters.