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Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while reporting on Israeli raid

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A Palestinian journalist from Al Jazeera television was shot dead in the West Bank this morning while reporting on the Israeli invasion of Jenin. That reports the Palestinian Ministry of Health to Al Jazeera.

The journalist, named Shireen Abu Akleh, was along with other journalists covering the Israeli army’s raid on the north of the West Bank. At one point she was hit in the head by a bullet, after which she was rushed to the hospital. She died there a short time later from her injury. Another Palestinian journalist who works for the Al-Quds newspaper in Jerusalem was also injured, but not in a life-threatening condition.

Abu Akleh had worked for Al Jazeera’s Arabic language channel since 2000 and was a much-loved journalist. Many on social media are shocked by the news of her death. “We grew up with her reporting on the second intifada. She was our voice. Rest in strength and peace,” a Palestinian activist tweeted.

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