“In Cold Blood”: Al Jazeera Journalist ‘Shot In Head’ By Israeli Forces In Occupied West Bank

Jenin: Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Aqleh was assassinated “in cold blood” by Israeli soldiers while working in the Palestinian territories, according to a statement released by the channel on Wednesday.

“In a blatant murder, violating international laws and norms, the Israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Palestine,” the statement said, calling on the international community to hold the Israeli occupation forces accountable for their “intentional targeting and killing” of the journalist.

Ms Abu Aqleh, 51, a major personality in the channel’s Arabic news division, was also confirmed dead by the Palestinian health ministry.

Early Wednesday, the Israeli army acknowledged that it had carried out an operation in Jenin refugee camp, a stronghold of Palestinian armed factions in the northern West Bank.

It also stated that suspects and security officers exchanged fire, and that it is examining whether “journalists were wounded, possibly by Palestinian gunfire.”

According to an AFP tally, 30 Palestinians and three Israeli Arabs perished during the same period, including attackers and those killed by Israeli security forces in West Bank operations.

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