Israeli forces also appeared at Abu Akleh’s home, but were repelled.
Abu Akleh was on assignment at the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, where Israeli forces regularly carried out raids. They say they’re looking for a Palestinian terrorist. It is a response to a recent upsurge in violence against Israelis. Last week, two Palestinians from Jenin were captured after allegedly killing three Israelis with axes in Elad, a predominantly ultra-Orthodox town in central Israel.
And, last month, the rare convergence of Ramadan and Passover sparked near-daily clashes in Jerusalem’s Old City at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a site revered by both Muslims and Jews. , who call it the Temple Mount.
Although conflict had yet to erupt on the scene of all-out war in Gaza last May, so far this year dozens of Palestinians and Israelis have been killed. Throughout the long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, critics have accused Israel of targeting journalists.
A United Nations investigation has found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers shot a journalist during the 2018 protests in Gaza.
For more on the death of Shireen Abu Akleh and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian violence, we are joined by Josef Federman. He is the Associated Press’s news director for Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan.
Josef, thank you for being with us.
First of all, what – is there anything new? What else do we know about the death of Shireen Abu Akleh?