Al Jazeera journalist killed in West Bank unrest

Qatar-based TV channel says Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli troops but the military says she may have been hit by Palestinian fire

An Al Jazeera reporter has been killed by Israeli army gunfire in the occupied West Bank, the Qatar-based news channel said. Israel’s military said she may have been shot by Palestinians as they clashed with its troops.

One Palestinian official said Shireen Abu Akleh had been “assassinated” by Israeli forces while reporting on a raid in the city of Jenin, which has seen intensified army raids in recent weeks as violence has surged.

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