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Israel admits its sniper may have killed TV journalist after video blaming ‘terrorist’ was debunked 

Israel has admitted that it may have been one of its soldiers that shot and killed a veteran Palestinian reporter during a West Bank raid on Wednesday.

Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, a well known television personality in the Middle East, was fatally shot in the face while she reported on an IDF raid of a refugee camp in the north West Bank town of Jenin.

Initially both sides had pointed the finger at the other, with Al Jazeera and Qatar – which owns the media outlet – blaming an Israeli sniper for firing at their reporters who were clearly marked as press.

In response, Israel released a short video of a Palestinian gunmen firing down a corridor, saying militants had been firing ‘indiscriminately’ and that Abu Akleh was ‘likely’ killed by one of them. 

The video was swiftly…


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