The White House on Wednesday condemned the killing of an American journalist during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank, and demanded an investigation into the death of Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh.
Akleh, 51, was a well-known Palestinian television reporter who also had U.S. citizenship.
Al Jazeera quickly blamed Israeli security forces for her death during a raid on the West Bank town of Jenin.
Qatar, where the TV station is headquartered, claimed Israeli forces ‘shot her in the face.’
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre condemned the killing and said prosecuting anyone responsible for attacks on journalists was of ‘paramount importance.’
‘We strongly condemn the killing of Al Jazeera journalist and American citizen Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin today and we extend our deepest…
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