Al-Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed during clashes in the West Bank

Shireen Abu Akleh died shot dead on Wednesday while covering the Israeli Army operation that took place in the Jenin region, which is part of the occupied West Bank. This was a shocking incident for reporters and the many others who followed her reporting for many years.

Shireen Abu Akleh
A resident holds a photo of the journalist in his hands to pay tribute to her. It is written “the martyr of journalists”. AFP / HAZEM BADER

She was among the most well-known journalists working for the pan-Arab television channel Al-Jazeera. 

Shireen Abu Akleh died shot dead on Wednesday while covering the Israeli military operation inside Jenin the stronghold of Palestinian militant groups in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Witnesses at the scene claimed that the woman was in a gun-resistant vest with a “Press” logo. One journalist also suffered an injury in the fighting, sources from hospitals as well as an AFP photographer claimed.

Shireen Abu Akleh was an earphone for Palestinians

American-Palestinian was born in Jerusalem, Shireen Abu Akleh was just 51 years old at the time. She was employed at “The Voice of Palestine” as well as “Radio Monte Carlo” before becoming a part of the al-Jazeera channel in 1997. She gained a reputation across the Middle East for her reporting on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. As per the channels, Shireen Abu Akleh frequently traveled to the occupied West Bank to produce her reports. The journalist was crying. Nida Ibrahim employed by Al-Jazeera was able to recall the fact that Shireen Abu Akleh “covered the daily life of Palestinians for years”.

The journalist was famous all over the Arab world. She devoted her time to reporting every news story and traveled to the West Bank to report on the occupation of the West Bank whenever necessary. A lot of Palestinians were raised by journalists who told their stories about the Second Intifada. Many are placing flowers on Wednesday with respect to her.

Shireen Abu Akleh is respected and admired by her friends and colleagues

This journalist frequently uploaded photos of her work on her Facebook page and was widely admired and praised because of her efforts within her native West Bank. “Shireen, for every Palestinian journalist and for every Arab journalist, is a model that we have lost today,” stated Al-Jazeera reporter Tamer Mishal on the Al-Jazeera channel stating the journalist was “professional and persistent to the very end. On social networks, a number of journalists also speak of the “courageous reporter”, “emblematic” as well as her “tireless coverage” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

“Shireen is really a great journalist, very famous too,” said Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau director, Wael al-Dardou. “We had only met once, but we saw each other thousands of times live through the screen, our relationship was great,” said the journalist. said.

Shireen Abu Akleh
Residents carry the body of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, killed while covering clashes in the occupied West Bank © AFP / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

The Al-Jazeera channel claimed the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh had been shot “in cold blood” by Israeli forces, claiming she was wearing an outfit that clearly identified her as a journalist. “Al-Jazeera condemns this heinous crime, which aims to prevent the media from doing their job,” the channel stated in its statement. The Israeli Prime Minister claimed that she had been “probably” killed by Palestinian firing. The Palestinian government has called the government to launch an “international investigation” into the journalist’s death the spokesman for the government, Ibrahim Melhem, told AFP.

The passing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is one year following the devastation of the Jalaa Tower in which headquarters for the Qatari channel were situated within the Gaza Strip, during an Israeli air strike. This war between the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas as well as Israeli state Hebrew state lasted for 11 days and led to 226 people dying on both sides. Palestinian side (including numerous children and fighters) along with 14 dead in Israel (including one soldier along with two young children).

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