Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, one of the most famous of the Arab channel Al-Jazeera, was killed Wednesday morning May 11 by the Israeli army while she covered clashes in the area of Jenin, in the West Bank, noted a journalist from Agence France-Presse (AFP) on the spot.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Al-Jazeera channel announced the death of this journalist by a shooting from the Israeli army during these clashes in Jenin, stronghold of the Palestinian armed factions in the north of the West Bank. .
“[…] Shireen Abu Akleh was covering events unfolding in Jenin, in particular an Israeli raid on the city, located in the northern West Bank, when she was shot in the head,” an official said. chain. She was taken to hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead at the scene. She was a “highly respected journalist” who had worked for the channel since the start of the second intifada in 2000, he added. According to the Palestinian health ministry, another Palestinian journalist was shot in the back, but is said to be in stable condition.