Shireen Abu Akleh worked as a journalist in Palestine. Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in a West Bank Israeli raid. She died at the age of 51. She was an Al Jazeera reporter. Let us see why was Al Jazeera reporter Shoted, what happened, and what was Shireen Abu Akleh Cause of Death.
Why was an Al Jazeera reporter Shot
While documenting an Israeli operation in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday, an Al Jazeera journalist was shot and killed. The injured journalist and broadcaster blamed Israeli soldiers, while Israel claimed there was evidence the two were shot by Palestinian gunfire.
Shireen Abu Akleh Cause of Death
Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian female reporter for the broadcaster’s Arabic language program, was tragically killed. Another Palestinian journalist, Ali Samoudi, was shot in the back and is in stable condition in the hospital.
The Qatar-based network’s program was stopped to announce her death. It called on the world community to “criticize and hold the Israeli occupation forces accountable for deliberately targeting and killing our comrade” in a statement broadcast on its station.
In a statement, Al Jazeera added, “We pledge to punish the offenders legally, no matter how hard they attempt to cover up their crime, and bring them to justice.”
While operating in Jenin, Israeli forces were attacked with heavy gunfire and explosives, according to the Israeli military, who responded by firing back. The military says it is examining the incident and looking into the possibility that Palestinian gunmen shot the journalists.
Israeli government about Abu’s death
According to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, “there is a significant possibility that armed Palestinians who fired wildly were the ones who brought about the unfortunate death of the journalist,” based on information already gathered.
Israeli official video footage shows Palestinian militants boasting about killing a soldier, although no Israelis were injured in the event. This confirms that they shot a journalist.
Israel claimed it offered the Palestinian Authority a joint inquiry and autopsy, but the Palestinian Authority declined.
The Palestinian Authority, which controls portions of the occupied West Bank and works with Israel on security issues, slammed Israeli forces for what it called a “terrible crime.”
The reason behind the Gun Shot
They were among a group of seven reporters that traveled to cover the raid early Wednesday, according to Samoudi, who was working as her producer. He claimed that they were all wearing protective gear that identified them as journalists, and that they passed by Israeli troops so that the soldiers could see them and recognize them. The first shot was missed, then a second hit him, and a third killed Abu Akleh. There were no militants or other citizens in the area, he said, only journalists and the soldiers.
He indicated that the military’s claim that they were shot by militants was false.
In an interview with Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel, Shaza Hanaysheh, a journalist with a Palestinian news website who was also among the reporters, gave a similar story, stating there were no fights or firing in the local neighborhood.
When the gunshots rang out, she and Abu Akleh rushed to a tree for cover, she added.
Shireen arrived at the tree before me. Hanaysheh stated she fell to the ground. Even after she collapsed, the soldiers continued to fire. The soldiers fired at us every time I extended my hand toward Shireen.
The two journalists were equipped with cameras and positioned near Palestinian gunmen, according to Israeli commander Brig. Gen. Ran Kochav. He described the attackers as “unprofessional guys, terrorists” who “were shooting at our troops but most likely hit the journalists.”
In recent weeks, Israel has conducted nearly daily operations in the occupied West Bank, following a series of deadly attacks inside Israel, many of which were carried out by Palestinians from Jenin and the surrounding area. The town, particularly its refugee camp, has a long history of being a militant stronghold.
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