Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was fatally shot while reporting in the West Bank, according to the Qatar-based network.
Abu Akleh, 51, a Palestinian-American reporter for the network’s Arabic language channel, was wearing a press vest when she was hit by a bullet to the head Wednesday morning local time.
She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition before she was declared dead, the Palestinian health ministry said, reported Al Jazeera.
At the time, Abu Akleh was reporting on a raid by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on the West Bank’s Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank city of Hebron. She had been covering the latest in intensified military incursions in the West Bank amid deadly Arab street attacks in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday Abu Akleh may have been killed by Palestinian gunfire, and that the Palestinian Authority rejected an Israeli offer to carry out a joint autopsy.
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