Abu Akleh, a journalist for the Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera, was shot in the head and killed while reporting on an Israeli army operation in the West Bank town of Jenin on May 11, and multiple journalistic investigations of the shooting suggest she was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire.
At least 19 journalists have been killed in the course of their work in Israel and the Palestinian territories since 1992. In 18 of those cases the suspected source of fire was Israeli military officials, and 16 of those killed were Palestinians.
CPJ expressed deep distress over reports that missing journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira were found dead in the Brazilian Amazon, and called on authorities to conduct a comprehensive and transparent investigation into the case and hold those responsible to account.
Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American correspondent for Al-Jazeera Arabic, was fatally shot in the head on May 11, 2022, while covering an Israeli army operation in the West Bank town of Jenin. In a statement, her employer accused Israeli forces of killing her “in cold blood.”
Israeli authorities initially denied responsibility, but later announced an investigation into whether Israel Defense Forces fired the shot that killed her. CPJ has called for an international probe into her killing.