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Al Jazeera journalist Sirene Abu Acre was shot dead during an assault on the west bank of the Jordan River in Israel

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday that Israeli troops shot and killed Al Jazeera journalist Sirene Abu Acre during an assault on the occupied West Bank.

Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian reporter on the Arabic channel of the broadcaster, was shot dead and died shortly thereafter. Another Palestinian journalist who worked for the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds newspaper was injured, but the condition remained stable.

It was reported that Acre was killed by a live bullet while covering an Israeli army raid in Genin, Palestine. She was taken to the hospital, where she remained in crisis and she died shortly thereafter.

Al Jazeera reports that the circumstances of her death are not yet clear, but video footage of the incident shows that she was shot in the head.

Husam Zomlot, head of the Palestinian delegation to Britain, confirmed the news: “The Israeli occupying forces assassinated our beloved journalist Shireen Abu Akleh this morning, reporting the atrocities in Genin. The most prominent Palestinian journalist and best friend. Now we will hear the “concerns” of the British government and the international community. ”


The Ministry of Health said the reporter had been hit by an Israeli fire. The military did not immediately respond to the request for comment.

Israel carried out almost daily raids on the occupied west coast in a series of deadly attacks within Israel. Many were carried out by Palestinians in and around Genin. The town, especially its refugee camps, has long been known as a militant fortress.

(With PTI input)

https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-al-jazeera-journalist-shireen-abu-akleh-shot-dead-during-israeli-raid-in-west-bank-jenin-palestine-2952161 Al Jazeera journalist Sirene Abu Acre was shot dead during an assault on the west bank of the Jordan River in Israel

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