Chronology of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh shot dead by Israeli forces

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Shireen Abu Akleh
Veteran Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh (Source: Instagram @aljazeera)

In addition, according to Shatha Hanaysha, another Palestinian journalist who was with Shireen they came under fire, there was no confrontation between Palestinian fighters and Israeli troops. She said the group of journalists had been directly targeted.

“We were four journalists, we were all wearing vests, all wearing helmets,” Shatha said. “The [Israeli] occupation army did not stop firing even after she collapsed. I couldn’t even extend my arm to pull her because of the shots being fired. The army was adamant on shooting to kill.”

Shireen was immediately rushed to a hospital in Jenin in critical condition. Shortly after, she was declared dead. The head of the medical department at al-Najah University in Nablus confirmed Shireen was shot in the head. He said Shireen’s body was transferred for an autopsy on orders from the public prosecutor. (at)