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PA President Abbas expected to take part in funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist

Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, a veteran Al Jazeera journalist who was shot and killed during clashes between IDF troops and Palestinian gunmen while covering an IDF raid in Jenin on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Courtesy)
Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, a veteran Al Jazeera journalist who was shot and killed during clashes between IDF troops and Palestinian gunmen while covering an IDF raid in Jenin on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Courtesy)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to take part in tomorrow’s funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Palestinian-American Abu Aqleh was killed this morning during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, with Israel and Palestinians trading accusations of responsibility.

She was shot in the head while covering an Israeli army operation in the city, which has seen high tensions in recent days. In footage from the scene after she was shot, Abu Akleh can be seen wearing a press vest and helmet.

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