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Palestinian-American Journalist Killed in West Bank

By John Friend

Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a native of East Jerusalem whose Christian family originally hailed from Bethlehem, has died after being shot in the head while covering a raid by Israeli military forces near the city of Jenin in the West Bank earlier this morning.

Abu Akleh, an internationally renowned and beloved journalist who has reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Al-Jazeera since 1997, was shot and killed during an Israeli army operation launched against a refugee camp near Jenin, a West Bank city that has been targeted following numerous attacks against Israeli civilians in recent weeks.

“What we know for now is that the Palestinian health ministry has announced her death,” Nida Ibrahim of Al-Jazeera explained earlier this morning. “Shireen Abu Akleh was covering the events unfolding in Jenin, specifically, an Israeli raid on the city, which is north of the occupied West

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