Al-Jazeera Veteran Journalist Shot Dead In Israeli Raid At West Bank, Another Reporter Severely Injured

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Highlights:

  • Shireen Abu Akleh is a well-known Palestine reporter for the broadcaster’s Arabic language channel
  • Another Palestine Journalist was wounded but is in a stable condition
  • Israel has conducted near-daily raids in the occupied West Bank amidst a series of deadly attacks inside Israel

On early Wednesday, an Al Jazeera journalist was shot dead while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin, as per the Palestine health ministry. The Ministry added that Shireen Abu Akleh is a well-known Palestine reporter for the broadcaster’s Arabic language channel.

Reportedly, another Palestine Journalist working for the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds newspaper was wounded but is in a stable condition. The health ministry mentioned that the reporters were attacked by Israeli fire.

In recent weeks, Israel has conducted near-daily raids in the occupied West Bank amidst a series of deadly attacks inside Israel. Among these deadly attacks, many of them are carried out by Palestine from in and around Jenin. As per reports, the town and mostly its refugee camps have for long been known as a militant bastion.

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