Al Jazeera Jordanian journalist killed in West Bank fire

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Jordanian journalist Sirin Abu Akleh, who worked for Al Jazeera, was killed today by Israeli army gunmen while covering incidents in the occupied West Bank in Jenin, according to converging sources, including “Murder” of.

However, the Israeli army said the journalist may have been shot dead by Palestinian militants as the fighting unfolded.

According to the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, the reporter, one of Al Jazeera’s best known, was hit in the head by a bullet.

Another journalist, Ali Samodi of the Palestinian newspaper Al Quds (“Jerusalem” in Arabic), was also wounded by Israeli fire, according to the ministry, as confirmed by a French news agency photojournalist on the ground.

However, in a press release issued by the Israeli army, acknowledging that its forces retaliated with the “massive” fire they received in Jenin during their operation, it stated that “there is a possibility, which is currently being considered, that journalists were beaten. possibly by Palestinian militants. “

The tragic death of the journalist was recorded exactly one year after the destruction of the Jalala apartment building, where Al Jazeera’s offices were located in the Gaza Strip, in the middle of the war between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas, which rules in the pocket.

At least 18 people have been killed in Israeli airstrikes since March 22. In response, the Israeli army has launched a series of raids on Palestinian territory, particularly in the Jenin area, a stronghold of various Palestinian militant groups.

source: ΑΠΕ

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