The body of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh is carried on a stretcher at a hospital following an Israeli raid, in Jenin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
CAIRO - 11 May 2022: A Palestinian journalist, who was shot by a live bullet in the back said on Wednesday that veteran correspondent Sherin Abu Aqleh, 51, was killed in an Israeli army operation this morning in the northern West Bank city of Jenin with no cause.
Ali Samoudi, who was reported in stable condition, said he was with Abu Aqleh and other journalists in the Jenin refugee camps and schools, all wearing press vests when they were targeted by the Israeli soldiers injuring him in the back and killing Abu Aqleh.
Samoudi added the occupation troops fired at Abu Aqleh "without any justifications or causes."
The Ministry of Health said Abu Aqleh was hit by a live bullet in the head. She was rushed to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
He told WAFA the soldiers knew that all who were at that spot were journalists and that there were no armed men in the area or even armed clashes, stressing that they were intentionally targeted.
Abu Aqleh was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and has a degree in journalism from Yarmouk University in Jordan.
After graduation, she returned to Palestine to work in her field.