Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed by Israeli army

On the morning of May 11, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh at the age of 51, after she was shot by the Israeli army while covering the storming of Jenin camp.

The Ministry of Health said that Al-Jazeera correspondent in the West Bank suffered a critical head injury that led to her death, while covering the storming of Israeli army into the camp, accompanied by Al-Quds newspaper reporter Ali Al-Samudi, who also suffered a back injury.

Reports from Palestine indicated that the Palestinian journalist was wearing a press jacket when she was targeted.

Many press and media institutions denounced the deliberate targeting of the Palestinian journalist by the Israeli forces, as she was carrying out her professional duty, and said that the Israeli forces once again violated international laws.

Abu Akleh, born in Jerusalem in 1971, is considered one of the most famous journalists in Palestine. During her journalistic career, which lasted for nearly 25 years, she was known for her coverage of violations by the Israeli forces against the Palestinian people.

The late journalist, originally from Bethlehem, was raised in Jerusalem, where she studied high school at the Rosary Sisters School in Beit Hanina, before studying architecture at the University of Science and Technology in Jordan. Then, she moved to the written journalism specialization and obtained her BA from Yarmouk University in Jordan.

It is noteworthy that Shireen Abu Akleh worked during her journalistic career with several agencies, such as UNRWA, Voice of Palestine Radio, Amman Satellite Channel, Miftah Foundation, Monte Carlo Radio, before joining Al Jazeera from 1997 until her death.

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