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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