Jenin residents gather on memorial site for slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Palestine

Published: 2022-05-20 11:10

Last Updated: 2022-07-04 21:03


Jenin residents gather on memorial site for slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
Jenin residents gather on memorial site for slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Dozens of Jenin residents gathered Friday on the memorial site of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, where artist Fidaa Sammar installed paintings of the late Palestinian icon.

Sammar said, “The occupation's army tried to oppress the truth and journalists and that is why they killed Shireen. They couldn't enter the (Jenin) camp because of the resistance, which led to them killing Shireen.”

“As an artist I wanted to deliver a certain message, because not anyone can cover such an incident (killing of Shireen Abu Akleh). As artists we express ourselves using a paintbrush and a pencil.”


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Al Jazeera veteran journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was killed on Wednesday, May 11, after being shot by the Israeli Occupation Forces while covering an Israeli Occupation army operation in the occupied West Bank.