Qatar says Israel 'shot in the face' Al Jazeera journalist who was killed in West Bank

The Government of Qatar affirmed today that the Israeli forces “shot in the face” the veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a correspondent for the Qatari network Al Jazeera, who died during a raid by the Israeli Army this Wednesday in the city of Jenin, al north of the occupied West Bank.

“The Israeli occupation killed the journalist from Al-Jazeera Shireen Abu Akleh, shooting him in the face while he was wearing the vest identified as “Press” and a helmet”, Lolwah al Jater, the assistant to Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abderrahman al Zani, said on her official Twitter account.

LOOK: Al Jazeera accuses Israel of “cold-bloodedly assassinating” its correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh

“This state-sponsored Israeli terrorism must STOP and unconditional support for Israel must END,” settled Al Jater.

Al Jater attached to his tweet an image of the journalist transmitted by Al-Jazeera with an Arabic subtitle that read “martyrdom of comrade Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli Army shots while covering their attack on the Jenin camp.”

Aatar’s government had described in a statement as “heinous crime” and “flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and freedom of the press” the murder of Abu Aklehand expressed his hope for a “prompt recovery” of journalist Ali al Samudi, producer of Al-Jazeeraalso wounded in the attack.

Chain Al-Jazeera had accused Israel in a statement of having “cold-bloodedly assassinated” its correspondent, and called on the international community to “condemn and hold accountable the Israeli occupation forces for deliberately attacking and killing” the reporter.

Shireen Abu Akleh He died after a bullet hit him in the head, while his producer, al samudiwas wounded with a bullet in the back and his condition is stable, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Both journalists wore their vests identified as press and she had been working for Al Jazeera since the start of the Second Intifada.

The Israeli Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid, offered the Palestinian authorities a “joint investigation” into the death of the journalist, while the Israeli Army indicated that it is investigating what happened “in particular the possibility that a journalist was hit by fire real of a Palestinian”.

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