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American journalist shot and killed while reporting in West Bank

A Palestinian-American journalist was fatally shot in the on Wednesday while on assignment for .

Al Jazeera announced the death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in a Wednesday statement. The Qatar-based organization said Akleh was reporting on Israeli raids against Palestinians in the West Bank and claimed the Israeli forces killed her and wounded Al Jazeera producer Ali al-Samudi. The Israeli military has said Abu Akleh was killed during an active gun battle between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen and cannot determine who exactly shot Abu Akleh.

“In a blatant murder, violating international laws and norms, the Israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Palestine, Shireen Abu Akleh, targeting her with live fire early this morning, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, while conducting her journalistic duty, clearly wearing a press jacket that identifies her a journalist, covering the Israeli occupation forces storming of

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