Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh has been killed by gunfire while reporting on an Israeli Defence Force raid on Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, the network confirmed.
A second journalist is in “serious but stable condition” after being shot on Wednesday morning, according to The Jerusalem Post.
“Israeli forces shot Shireen Abu Akleh in the head while she was on assignment in Jenin in the occupied West Bank.” A brave, fearless journalist.— Quentin Sommerville (@sommervilletv) May 11, 2022
BREAKING: Al-Jazeera says Israel deliberately killed its reporter Shireen Abu Akleh during occupied West Bank raid in Jenin; Israeli army says circumstances unclear. https://t.co/U0IYp1beJS— The Associated Press (@AP) May 11, 2022
“Israeli occupation forces assassinated our beloved journalist Shireen Abu Akleh while covering their brutality in Jenin this morning. Shireen was [the] most prominent Palestinian journalist and a close friend.” – Husam Zomlot, Palestinian ambassador to UK https://t.co/gTC9Y6tATW— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 11, 2022