Israeli Defense Forces Target & Kill Palestinian-American Al Jazeera Journalist

Veteran Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces in the West Bank during her assignment covering Israeli raids in the Jenin refugee camp. Israel disputes that she was killed on purpose by Israeli gunfire, even though multiple eyewitnesses claim that there was no fighting before Abu Akleh and her crew arrived as well as her wearing an obviously marked press vest.

“Israeli forces killed a Palestinian American journalist for the Al Jazeera news network in the West Bank early Wednesday, according to the network and the Palestinian Health Ministry. Israeli officials said the journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, was killed in an exchange of gunfire but said they had not determined who fired the fatal shot. Abu Akleh, 51, a longtime Al Jazeera correspondent and a revered figure on Arab television screens, was shot in the neck while covering Israeli raids in the Jenin refugee camp, according to witness accounts. In a statement, Al Jazeera accused Israeli forces of killing Abu Akleh “in cold blood” and said she had been “clearly wearing a press jacket that identifies her as a journalist.” In interviews, multiple eyewitnesses — including two journalists who were standing next to Abu Akleh — disputed Israeli assertions that she was killed during crossfire, saying there was no fighting in the area just before Abu Akleh was shot.”

2 thoughts on “Israeli Defense Forces Target & Kill Palestinian-American Al Jazeera Journalist

    1. Hello Michael. Thanks for the reblog. Did you see what the Israeli’s did at her Funeral? They attacked the people carrying the casket until they dropped it. Plus they went to the home of her parents and harassed them. Sickening.

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