The killing of a veteran Al Jazeera journalist by Israeli army forces in the occupied West Bank was condemned by Qatar’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, aged 51, was shot dead in the city of Jenin, while another journalist, Ali Al-Samoudi, was shot in the back.
Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah Alkhater tweeted, “Israeli occupation forces killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by shooting her in the face while wearing the press vest and a helmet.”
The journalist was covering an Israeli attack on the Jenin refugee camp when she was killed, Alkhater pointed out.
She added, “This state-sponsored Israeli terrorism must stop, unconditional support to Israel must end.”
Meanwhile, the Doha-based Al Jazeera channel accused Israeli forces of deliberately assassinating its reporter “in cold blood,” defining the killing as a “heinous crime, which intends to only prevent the media from conducting their duty.”