Al Jazeera has strongly condemned attacks by Israeli occupation forces on journalists after their longtime reporter was shot in the head yesterday while working.
Palestinian journalists are in shock to observe a press center in Gaza destroyed last May
A 51-year-old Al Jazeera journalist was killed while reporting from Jenin, where the Israeli army attacked a refugee camp Shirin Abu Akleh. According to the Palestinian Minister of Health, the journalist was fatally shot in the head. Al Jazeera producer Ali Al Samudi was also wounded during the attack by Israeli forces, but fortunately survived the shot in the back and is in stable condition.
She wore prominent journalistic insignia
According to the Al Jazeera website, the journalist was killed in the attack by Israeli forces, and the video shows that the victim was wearing a journalist’s jacket with a visible inscription “PRESS«. As a result, the media house strongly condemned “insidious fatigue“In which they see the rejected purpose”preventing the media from fulfilling their duty to provide information«. »The Israeli government and the occupying forces are responsible for the murder of our colleague Shireen“, They wrote to the public, adding that the murder was”violation of international principles and laws«.
The director of management at Al Jazeera reminded of the Israeli bomb attack on the media center in Gaza, where not only a year ago, in addition to the Al Jazeera office, the premises of the Associated Press and some other international media agencies were destroyed.
The journalist did not fall under the gunfire of Palestinian fighters, her colleague claims
The BBC also reported on the response of the Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapidawho called for a mutual investigation into the event and for the protection of journalists on »conflict areas«. The STA cites an official statement from the Israeli army, which confirmed its action in the area where the journalist was killed, but cited the shelling of armed Palestinians as a possible reason for her death.
The injured Al Jazeera producer, however, said in a testimony posted online that there were no Palestinian fighters at the site of the slain co-worker. “If there were rebel fighters there, they would not have gone to that area,” Samudi added, adding that the Israelis had fired at them.
The clashes have been escalating since Easter
Another wave of clashes has been going on since the Easter attack on the Al Aqsa Mosque. The BBC reports that 17 Israelis and two Ukrainians have been killed in clashes with Israeli Arabs and Palestinians in recent weeks, and at least 26 Palestinians have been reported killed in Israeli attacks in the West Bank.
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