As per the Palestinian health ministry, Israeli troops killed veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank. Abu Akleh, a longstanding Al Jazeera Arabic TV journalist, was slain on Wednesday whilst documenting Israeli military assaults in the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin. As per the health ministry and Al Jazeera reporters, she was brought to a hospital in Jenin in a severe state, where she was proclaimed dead briefly afterward, at exactly 7:15 a.m.
When Abu Akleh was slain, she was donning a press vest and stood with several other correspondents. Ali al-Samoudi, another Al Jazeera correspondent, was also shot in the rear at the site. He is currently in a steady state. Abu Akleh was hit in the face, according to the dean of the medical department at al-Najah University in Nablus. As per him, her body was taken for an autopsy after the public prosecutor issued an order.
Abu Akleh’s body was brought out of the institution draped in a Palestinian flag before being sent to Ramallah’s Istishari Hospital. Her funeral will be conducted at the Palestinian presidential premises in Ramallah on the morning of May 12. When the correspondents were hit, Al-Samoudi as well as the other reporters present on the ground confirmed there were no Palestinian combatants there, clearly contradicting an Israeli claim that mentioned the likelihood of Palestinian fire.
There had been no conflicts between Palestinian fighters and the Israeli soldiers, according to Shatha Hanaysha, a local reporter who had stood close to Abu Akleh while she was killed. She said the correspondents were deliberately attacked. Abu Akleh was among Al Jazeera’s original field journalists, entering the channel in 1997 as a dual Palestinian-American citizen. Khalida Jarrar, a Palestinian MP, stated Abu Akleh was the Palestinian people’s voice who was assassinated by “the ugliness of Israeli colonialism and occupation.”