Fatah: Israel "is targeting the press and journalists who are reporting the truth about the crimes that are taking place against our Palestinian people"
Official PA TV, special broadcast on the death of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during a gunfight initiated by Palestinian terrorists attacking Israeli forces in Jenin on May 11, 2022
Fatah Secretary in Jenin Ata Abu Rmeileh: “The occupation’s message is clear: It wants to hide its crimes against the Palestinian people. It wants to kill, it wants to pounce, it wants to commit all crimes. The occupation is targeting the members of the press and journalists who are reporting the truth about the crimes that are taking place against our Palestinian people – the blockade on the homes and the murder attempts. But with her pure blood, [Al-Jazeera journalist] Shireen Abu Akleh conveys the truth to the entire world today as well.”
Shireen Abu Akleh - 51-year-old Palestinian-American journalist for Al-Jazeera who was shot and killed while covering a gunbattle initiated by Palestinian terrorists who attacked Israeli forces during an operation in Jenin on May 11, 2022. The PA immediately accused Israel of shooting Abu Akleh without providing evidence. Israel rejected the accusation, noting Palestinian terrorists were filmed shooting indiscriminately and saying they had hit an Israeli soldier even though no soldiers were wounded, possibly indicating they had shot Abu Akleh. The PA rejected Israel's request to conduct a joint investigation of the incident, and its request to let it examine the bullet that killed Abu Akleh to determine whether it was fired by Israeli forces. The bullet is of a type used by both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian terrorists. In a press conference following Abu Akleh's autopsy on the day of her death, Head of An-Najah National University’s Forensic Medicine Department Dr. Rayyan Al-Ali said it could not yet be determined which side shot her.