Shireen Abu Akleh

This morning, Wednesday, the Ministry of Health announced the death of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, 51, who was shot by the occupation army, and journalist Ali al-Samoudi was wounded by a bullet in the back, and his condition was stable, during the Israeli occupation forces stormed the city of Jenin and its camp.

The injured colleague Smoudi in Jenin said that he was accompanied by colleague Abu Aqleh and a group of journalists in the vicinity of UNRWA schools near Jenin camp, and everyone was wearing helmets and journalists’ uniforms.

He added that the occupation forces targeted journalists directly, as a result of which he was shot in the back, and his colleague Abu Aqila was killed after being shot in the head.

Al-Samoudi confirmed that the place where the journalists were present was clear to the occupation soldiers, and that there were no armed men or confrontations in that area, and that they were deliberately targeted.

Large forces of the occupation army stormed the city of Jenin and surrounded a house to arrest a young man, which led to clashes with dozens of civilians.

Local sources indicated that the occupation forces fired live bullets at the youths and the press crews.

The occupation soldiers shot the colleague Abu Aqila, even though she was wearing a press jacket that distinguishes them from others during the coverage.

The Palestinian presidency, the government, the Liberation Organization, the official media, institutions, human rights organizations, and other international organizations also condemned the crime of execution by the occupation forces of Al-Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Aqleh in Jenin camp.

It is noteworthy that Shireen Abu Aqleh was one of the first field correspondents for Al Jazeera, and for a quarter of a century, Abu Aqleh was at the center of danger covering wars, attacks and attacks by the Israeli occupation on our people.

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