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Israeli forces shoot dead Al Jazeera journalist in West Bank

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. [Photo: Twitter/ ShireenNasri]

Israeli forces have shot dead Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank, Al Jazeera reported quoting the Health Ministry of Palestine.

She was hit by a live bullet on Wednesday while covering Israeli raids in the city of Jenin and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, according to the ministry and Al Jazeera journalists. Abu Akleh was wearing a press vest when she was killed.

She was declared dead at the hospital, the report said quoting the ministry.

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