Shireen Abu Akleh, an Al-Jazeera journalist, was slain during an Israeli operation in the West Bank.

According to her broadcaster, an Al Jazeera journalist was killed by Israeli forces while covering a raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin.

A live bullet struck Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian female reporter, in the head in Jenin. Ali Al Samudi, a second journalist, was also shot and is in stable condition, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

 Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh shot and killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Al Jazeera has accused Israeli security forces of targeting and killing Abu Akleh on purpose, and has called on the international community to condemn Israel and hold it accountable.

The Israeli Defense Forces said its security forces were in the area “to arrest terrorist suspects,” and that both Palestinians and Israeli forces were firing at the time.

“Suspects fired heavily at the force and threw explosives as part of the activity in the Jenin refugee camp. The force retaliated by opening fire. Hits were discovered “According to the IDF.

“The possibility of journalists being hit by Palestinian gunfire is being looked into. The incident is being investigated “added the IDF.

Al-Samudi, an Al Jazeera journalist who was with Abu Akleh at the time of her death, said there were no Palestinian gunmen in the area at the time. “We were shot by the Israeli army,” said Al-Samudi, who was also shot. “There were no Palestinian gunmen present.”

Following the shooting, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced on Twitter that his government had offered to conduct a joint Israeli-Palestinian investigation, adding, “Journalists must be protected in conflict zones, and we all have a responsibility to get to the truth.”

Al-Quds journalist Ali Samoudi, who is also Palestinian, was hit in the back by a bullet, according to health ministry officials, but is in stable condition.

Abu Akleh, 51, is a Jerusalem native. She began reporting for Al Jazeera in 1997 and traveled around the Palestinian territories on a regular basis.

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