A veteran 51-year-old television journalist from Al-Jazeera television was shot dead in the crossfire between Israeli forces and terrorists in Jenin.
The Israeli forces identified the victim as Al-Jazeera correspondent Shirin Abu Aqleh, a veteran commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, who was shot in the head while covering the Israeli army operation in the city.
“During the operation in Jenin refugee camp, suspects fired an enormous amount of gunfire at troops and hurled explosive devices. [Israeli] forces fired back. Hits were identified,” the Israeli army said in a statement.
The Palestine media, for its part, blamed Israel for the death of Aqleh.
Sources said a Palestinian health official accused Israel of killing Aqleh.
“The assessment is that she was killed by Israeli gunfire, and witnesses at the scene attest to this as well,” the official said.