The 51-year-old was covering an Israeli armed force strike on the Jenin refugee camp when she was shot in the face by a solitary slug, in spite of wearing a press vest.
One more Palestinian columnist, Ali al-Samoudi, was injured toward the back however is in stable condition.
Al Jazeera, in a statement, said Abu Akleh was “assassinated in cold blood” and called on the international community to hold Israeli forces responsible.
Shireen Abu Akleh
US Department of State spokesman Ned Price has condemned the killing of Abu Akleh and called for an ‘immediate and thorough’ investigation.
In a statement on Twitter, he also added that “those responsible must be held accountable”.
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