Shireen Abu Akleh. Remember her name. I’m waiting for Reporters Without Borders, the organization that monitors press freedom and abuses worldwide, to catch up with the news of her killing today (May 11, 2022).
Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist with more than 20 years experience reporting on Israel’s military actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, was shot and killed today in Jenin. She was clad in her official PRESS helmet and PRESS flak jacket. That wasn’t enough to protect her from a bullet to the head, just below her helmet. Her producer was shot in the back and is now hospitalized.
Shireen Abu Akleh was a professional, and knew the dangers that accompany journalists reporting in «hot spots», «conflict zones», and «battlefields.» The Occupied Palestinian Territories qualify as all three because of the incessant military incursions by the IDF. At least 46 Palestinian journalists have been killed since…
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