By Voice of the Diaspora
Israel. – The news network blamed the Israeli forces for the death of Shireen Abu Akleh and called on the international community to condemn and investigate the tragedy.. Israel, while, maintains that there is evidence that the journalist was hit by a Palestinian shot.
The journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, from Al Jazeera agency, he was killed by a shot to the head while reporting from the town of Jenin, in the West Bank, when an Israeli raid against Palestinian rebels was taking place.
The Israeli army defended its actions and assured that its elements were attacked with explosives and shots during its operation in Jenin, so they were forced to return fire. Israel Defense Forces spokesman, Amnom Shefler, regretted the death of the communicator and assured that they will collaborate to clarify what happened.
In addition to the journalist, another of his colleagues, Ali Samoudi, He was shot in the back and is hospitalized.. The images of the altercation have generated outrage in the journalistic community since the attacked communicators wore bulletproof vests and helmets that clarified that they were members of the press.
Al Jazeera interrupted its broadcasts to announce the death of his partner, in addition to condemning and demanding that responsibilities be deduced for the deliberate attack on the journalist. “We promise to prosecute those responsible, no matter how hard they try to hide their crime, and bring them to justice.", says the statement.