Israel: Saddened by journalist's death, will investigate the case

Israel’s foreign ministry said the country was “saddened by the death of senior Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh during a heavy exchange of fire in the midst of a counter-terror operation in Jenin.”
“A free and fair press is fundamental to Israel and all democracies, and as such, journalists must be protected,” it continued in the statement, adding: “There are indications that Ms. Abu Akleh was killed by Palestinian terrorist fire. Israel will be conducting a thorough investigation. We call &#111n the Palestinian Authority to cooperate with said investigation to get to the truth.”

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