Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said it was “likely” that Palestinian gunfire killed her.
New Delhi: Senior Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh was reportedly killed Wednesday while covering Israel army action in the West Bank. Her news channel and health department of Palestine have confirmed the death of the veteran journalist. As per the reports, IDF forces launched an extensive operation in northern Samaria as part of the State of Israel’s effort to stop the murderous wave of terrorism.
Veteran Al Jazeera, a Palestinian-American who was among the network’s most prominent figures, was shot dead Wednesday as she covered an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said it was “likely” that Palestinian gunfire killed her. In a series of tweets, he said, “During the operation, Palestinian gunmen opened fire. Inaccurate, uncontrolled and indistinguishable. Our forces returned to the sources of the fire, and they fired as accurately as possible, distinctly and responsibly.”
“In the exchange of fire, a journalist al-Jazira – Mrs. Sheerin Abu Akala – was unfortunately injured and killed. The Palestinian Authority was quick to accuse Israel, and the chairman of the PA hurled unsubstantiated allegations in Israel, even before an investigation.” Bennett said in another tweet.
The armed forces, but in order to get to the truth – we need to conduct a real investigation, and the Palestinians at this stage are preventing this. Without investigating truth we will not reach truth. The event in Jenin should be seen in a broad context: For the past two months, Israel has been under a murderous terrorist attack. Palestinian terrorists repeatedly kill Israelis with intent, he further tweeted.
“The operation in Jenin tonight is part of a series of initiated actions designed to interrupt the wave of terrorism and restore security to Israeli citizens. We are determined to continue until the goal is achieved and we strengthen the IDF soldiers, the GSS members and the police who are risking their lives to save our lives.” Added Bennett in another tweet.
A Qatar-based TV channel said Israeli forces shot 51-year-old journalist deliberately and “in cold blood” while she was covering unrest in the Jenin refugee camp.