Veteran Al Jazeera journalist shot dead during Israeli raid in Jenin


Assessment: PA says reporter Shireen Abu Aqleh killed by Israeli fire to the head; Israel suggests joint investigation and claims Palestinians likely shot her …

Al-Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Aqleh, 51, was shot in the head while covering the Israeli army operation in the city, which has seen high tensions in recent days. In footage from the scene after she was shot, Abu Aqleh can be seen wearing a press vest and helmet.

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry and Palestinian witnesses, including other journalists, charged that Israeli troops raiding the city fired the gunshots that killed Abu Aqleh. The Israeli government claimed that armed Palestinians likely mistakenly shot and killed her.

Al Jazeera reporter killed in cold blood by Israel forces

Palestinian health officials also reported that journalist Ali Samoudi — who works for the Al-Quds newspaper — was shot in the back. He was said to be in stable condition.

According to the Israeli military, troops entered Jenin’s flashpoint refugee camp and the nearby town of Burqin to arrest terror suspects. After a wave of terror attacks in Israeli cities, soldiers have stepped up their raids in the West Bank in an effort to tamp down the violence.

During the operation in Jenin refugee camp, suspects fired an enormous amount of gunfire at troops and hurled explosive devices. [Israeli] forces fired back” the army said in a statement.

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