Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist for Al Jazeera, was tragically shot on Wednesday while documenting an Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Her death was confirmed shortly after, according to the Palestinian health ministry, who said she was struck in the head by a live bullet. Ali Al-Samudi, Akleh’s producer, was also shot and is in stable condition, according to the ministry.

Colleague Shireen Abu Aqleh was wearing a press jacket while she was targeted by the Israeli occupation army.

And the Israeli occupation forces prevented attempts to rescue Shireen, as eyewitnesses reported to Palestine TV that the occupation forces shot them while they were trying to rescue her.

Sherine Abu Aqleh is one of the first generation of field correspondents for Al Jazeera, as she joined it in 1997, a year after its launch, and for a quarter of a century, she was at the heart of danger to cover the wars of the Israeli occupation and its attacks and attacks on the Palestinian people in the occupied territories.

Sherine Abu Aqleh was born in 1971 in the occupied city of Jerusalem. She holds a BA in Journalism and Media from Yarmouk University in the Kingdom of Jordan.

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