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Al Jazeera journalist shot dead during Israeli raid in Jenin

An Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Qatar-based satellite news channel and the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

According to Al Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh was shot while reporting on an army raid in the city of Jenin.

The health ministry said the reporters were hit by Israeli fire.

In video footage of the incident, Shireen Abu Akleh can be seen wearing a blue flak jacket clearly marked with the word “PRESS.”

The Israeli military said its forces came under attack with heavy gunfire and explosives while operating in Jenin, and that they fired back.

The military said it is “investigating the event.”

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