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Shireen Abu Akleh personified truth to power 

20 7 56

Since the shattering news broke of the brutal killing of one of Palestine's most iconic journalists, an unmistakable sense of anger began to surface across newsrooms in the Arab world and in many different parts of the world, including South Africa.

Shireen Abu Akleh had been on assignment covering the settler colonial regime's military raid in Jenin, within the Occupied Palestinian Territory, when she was assassinated in cold blood.

From eyewitness accounts by her colleagues who were on the beat with her, it is clear that Abu Akleh was specifically targeted. Her death was neither accidental nor the result of a firefight between Palestinian resistance and the occupying army.

She died due to a premeditated plan by the Naftali Bennett regime to assassinate her.

Abu Akleh's profession required impeccable, accurate and honest reporting, which she discharged with great integrity. Her courage and determination to bring the unspeakable horrors flowing from Israel's illegal occupation into the living rooms of millions, within the Arabian Peninsula and beyond, stood as a bulwark against the Zionist regime's goals to avoid public scrutiny.

Her on-the-spot coverage of daily........

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