Aljazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aklerh was slained by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the Israeli occupied West Bank territory, according to the Palestian Health Ministry on Wednesday.
While covering raids by Israeli forces, she was hit by a bullet and was carried to the hospital in a critical condition. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
She was 51. Abu Aklerh was born into a Christian family from Bethlehem, in 1971 in the historic city of Jerusalem.
Having initially applied to study architecture in the Jordan Unisversity of Science and Technology, Abu Aklerh had a change of heart and enrolled in Yarmouk University also in Jordan, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. She returned to Palestine after graduating.
Abu Aklerh began working for the Aljazeera news network in 1997 after working for Radio Monte Carlo and Voice of Palestine upon her return from studies in Jordan.
There is currently on details as whether or not she is survived by any offspring.
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Information surrounding her private life, especially her married life, are scanty now.
She has not spoken about husband or marriage anywhere till her death.
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