Shireen Abu Akleh Biography – Shireen Abu Akleh Wiki
Shireen Abu Akleh was a Palestinian-American journalist and reporter for Al Jazeera. She was one of Al Jazeera’s first field correspondents, joining the network in 1997 and reported from across the Palestinian territories.
Abu Akleh graduated from Yarmouk University with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. She reported for Radio Monte Carlo and Voice of Palestine. She also worked as a journalist for the UNRWA, Amman Satellite Channel, and MIFTAH.
In 1997, she began working as a journalist for Al Jazeera, becoming well-known as a reporter on their Arabic-language channel. She continued in her role with Al Jazeera until she was killed by Israeli forces in May 2022.
Shireen Abu Akleh Age
Abu Akleh was born on January 3, 1971 in Jerusalem. She died on May 11, 2022 in Jenin. She was 51 years old.
Shireen Abu Akleh Death
Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin on May 11 2022, according to the Palestinian health ministry. The circumstances of Abu Akleh’s death are still emerging, but videos of the incident show that she was shot in the head, said Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim.
“What we know for now is that the Palestinian Health Ministry has announced her death. Shireen Abu Akleh, was covering the events unfolding in Jenin, specifically an Israeli raid the city, which is north of the occupied West Bank, when she was hit by a bullet to the head,” Ibrahim said.
In a statement, Al Jazeera said: “In a blatant murder, violating international laws and norms, the Israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Palestine, Shireen Abu Akleh, targeting her with live fire.
“Al Jazeera Media Network condemns this heinous crime, which intends to only prevent the media from conducting their duty. Al Jazeera holds the Israeli government and the occupation forces responsible for the killing of Shireen. “Al Jazeera extends its sincere condolences to the family of Shireen in Palestine, and to her extended family around the world, and we pledge to prosecute the perpetrators legally, no matter how hard they try to cover up their crime, and bring them to justice.”
Many in Palestine and abroad took to social media to express their shock and grief.
Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Kingdom, wrote on Twitter: “Israeli occupation forces assassinated our beloved journalist Shireen Abu Akleh while covering their brutality in Jenin this morning. Shireen was most prominent Palestinian journalist and a close friend. Now we will hear the “concerns” of the UK govt & the international community.”
Huwaida Arraf, a Palestinian-American activist and lawyer, tweeted: “Horrified to hear of Israel’s killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin! Shireen has boldly covered Israel’s aggression in Palestine for over two decades. This time they shot her in the head. My heart goes out to her family. Israel must be held accountable! #RIP.”
Salem Barahmeh, a Palestinian activist, wrote: “In disbelief. Israeli apartheid forces killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh this morning while covering their invasion of Jenin. We grew up to her reporting on the second intifada. She was our voice. Rest in power and peace. Another day, another tragedy.”
Shireen Abu Akleh Nationality
She was a joint Palestinian-American citizen.
Shireen Abu Akleh Religion
Abu Akleh was born into a Christian family. Her family were Christians from Bethlehem.