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Shireen may be gone, but the truth remains: Israel is a brutal occupation state

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For a quarter of a century, Shireen Abu Akleh held a microphone in her hand, the only weapon she had at her disposal, to tell the truth about the Israeli enemy that has usurped her homeland. She travelled all over occupied Palestine to expose Israel's brutal crimes and occupation, and reveal the falsehood of its claims. She tore its mask off and exposed the reality of its ugly racism for the whole world to see. She did so with honesty and sincerity in a highly professional manner.

For a quarter of a century, Shireen came into our homes and made us feel like members of her family, not just television viewers. She was our guest, not a stranger, which is why millions were so shocked by her horrific murder at the hands of a soldier from the very same Israeli usurper state.

Shireen Abu Akleh devoted her life to serving Palestine until the last moment in her life. She put herself at the heart of major events affecting her homeland and people; she witnessed the brutal attacks of the occupation forces and was able to convey their suffering and pain for all to see. Palestinians everywhere bonded with her, and she was torn apart by the horror of their tragedy. She has witnessed Israel's theft of Palestinian land; the construction of illegal settlements; the Judaisation of old Palestinian towns and villages; the confiscation and demolition of Palestinian homes; the expulsion and displacement of their residents; and the razing of........

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