Israeli troops killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank according to the Palestinian health ministry. She was wearing a press vest when she was killed.
On Wednesday, she was injured by a live bullet while covering Israeli operations in Jenin, and she was brought to the hospital in critical condition. She was declared dead at the hospital.
Palestinian journalist narrates the story of how she was killed. “At 6:30 am, a vehicle carrying a group of journalists arrived at the first roundabout in Jenin refugee camp. They were there to cover an Israeli raid on the camp, and a number of Israeli snipers were stationed on rooftops.”
“Shireen Abu Akleh got out of the vehicle, wearing a helmet and a flak jacket clearly marked with PRESS. An Israeli sniper shot her, hitting just below her ear. She fell near a wall, and the shooting continued, hindering other journos from reaching her.”
“Her colleague, Ali al-Samoudi, was also shot in the back. They were both transferred to Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin, and her death was announced there.”
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