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Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Associated Press | Updated on: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:35 AM IST

Shireen Abu Akleh  |
Shireen Abu Akleh |
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Jerusalem: An Al-Jazeera journalist was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

It said Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian reporter for the broadcaster's Arabic language channel, was shot and died soon afterward. Another Palestinian journalist working for the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds newspaper was wounded but in stable condition.

The health ministry said the reporters were hit by Israeli fire. The military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Israel has carried out near-daily raids in the occupied West Bank in recent weeks amid a series of deadly attacks inside Israel, many of them carried out by Palestinians from in and around Jenin. The town, and particularly its refugee camp, has long been known as a militant bastion.

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Published on: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:35 AM IST