Al Jazeera reporter killed in clash in West Bank

JERUSALEM — A reporter from Al Jazeera was shot and killed in clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Jenin on the west bank of the Jordan River on early Wednesday, news organizations and the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh were not immediately clear. Al Jazeera, citing the Ministry of Health, said he was hit in the head by an Israeli bullet.

said the Israeli army. Twitter Reporters say they are investigating the possibility of being injured “by Palestinian armed forces”.

Veteran journalist Ms. Abu Akleh, 51, said Al Jazeera reported a protective vest identifying her as a member of the news media.

Another journalist, Ali al-Samodi, wearing a protective suit, was also shot in the back, the official Palestinian news agency said. His condition was not immediately clear.

Following a series of Palestinian attacks in Israel, Israeli forces have been conducting regular military raids on the occupied Palestinian city of Jenin on the west bank of the Jordan River since early April.

The Israeli army said on Twitter that its troops had stayed in Jenin to arrest the suspect and were attacked first.

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