Shireen Abu Akleh – The Voice of Palestinians

PIC Source: Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Twitter/@AJEnglish

Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran Al Jazeera journalist, was shot dead in an Israeli army raid two days ago. She will be buried alongside her parents in a cemetery near Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday.

Abu Akleh wore a bulletproof vest with the word press on it as well as a helmet while reporting in Jenin.

She was a seasoned journalist. For over many years she has been the voice of Palestinians.

Shireen was born in Jerusalem, in the heart of Palestine, just after Israel’s 1967 war. She came from a Christian home in Bethlehem and studied journalism before going into full-time journalism.

Her funeral will be held in Jerusalem, which is her hometown.

The US, the European Union, and the UN have all backed calls for a thorough probe. The shooting of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh must be “investigated transparently,” according to the US representative to the UN on Wednesday.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has ruled out a joint investigation with Israel.

Protests erupted in Turkey, Sudan, and other countries in response to the assassination of Abu Akleh.

Israeli army sources told the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post newspapers that Israel is investigating Abu Akleh’s death.

According to  AL Jazeera The New York Times was slammed by Beth Miller, the political director of Jewish Voice for Peace, for a headline that stated Abu Akleh dies at 51 without noting the reason of death. Western Media is being criticised for not mentioning Israel role in the killing.

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